Orlando soccer star Larin arrested for DUI

Canadian soccer star Larin arrested on DUI charge

Orlando City star Cyle Larin arrested for DUI, driving wrong way

Cyle Larin was arrested on Thursday morning in Orlando.

Larin was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol for driving the wrong way in Orlando and almost causing a head-on collision, about three miles from Orlando City's stadium.

Larin blew.179 and.182 on two sobriety tests, significantly above the legal driving limit of 0.08.

Investigators said that Larin, whose speech was slurred and who had difficulty answering questions, told the trooper that he and his female passenger were coming back from Ono Nightclub in downtown Orlando, but he said he hadn't drunk any alcohol. While performing sobriety exercises out of his auto, he later said he had drunk two or three "Vodka Red Bulls".

The FHP added that an oncoming auto "averted" hitting Larin's Cadillac head-on by slowing down and stopping short of his vehicle.

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The driver stopped and someone driving a Mercedes managed to stop in time to prevent a head-on crash, according to an arrest report.

Under the league's collective bargaining agreement, Larin will have to undergo an assessment by MLS' Substance Abuse and Behavioural Health Program doctors.

Larin was born just outside of Toronto in Brampton, Ontario, and is a fixture in the Canadian national team lineup. He had 14 in 2016 and eight so far this season, which leads the team. Larin was not named to the Orlando City squad as it lost 3-1 to Miami FC in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night, before he was arrested. "Canada Soccer will remain in contact with Orlando City SC and Major League Soccer in respect of the protocols to be followed".

Larin was MLS's rookie of the year in 2015, scoring 17 goals.

Orlando City said it's "disappointed" in Larin's actions and isn't taking the situation lightly.

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