Vanguard (Lagos)

10 November 2012

Nigeria: Regina George Faces Booze Charges

Up and coming Nigerian 400m runner is fast carving a reputation for herself as a bad girl. She will appear in court on December 14 to face a drunken charge.

The athlete who represented Nigeria at the London 2012 Olympics was arrested by the police after she was found wandering.

The police officer said he found George, walking south on Gregg Avenue. The police report said George, 21, appeared unsteady on her feet with bloodshot and watery eyes.

George was booked into the Washington County Detention Center shortly before noon and faces charges of public intoxication, obstructing governmental operations, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to Washington County Sheriff's Office website.

"We are aware of the situation with Regina and are disappointed that she put herself in that position," said Lance Harter, the Razorbacks women track and field coach. "We are continuing to gather the facts and will take appropriate action once we have that information."

This will not be the first time George is getting herself into trouble. She was arrested in March 2011 for allegedly fighting basketball player Chrisstasia Walter, over a man.

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