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From Pullman — Linebacker Chester Su'a has been arrested for the second time in just under one year for failing to appear for a hearing at the Whitman County District Court. A warrant was issued for Su'a's arrest on Wednesday by judge Douglas Robinson after the 20-year-old didn't appear for a hearing regarding a charge of driving without a license, according to patrol sergeant Dan Dornes of the Pullman Police Department. The linebacker was arrested on Thursday and bail was set at $1,050.
A spokesperson for the school said that the team would neither confirm nor deny knowledge of the incident, but that all such circumstances would be handled internally by the team. The spokesperson did confirm that Su'a — who hasn't suited up for practice with the Cougars in some time — remains a member of the WSU football team.
Last year Su'a was arrested for failing to appear in court following a hit and run charge.
FROM PULLMAN — WSU sophomore linebacker Chester Su’a was arrested on an outstanding warrant Friday afternoon for failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge, Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Dornes said.
Su’a was transported to Whitman County jail, Dornes said, before posting bail in the amount of $1,050. Su’a was released, played in Saturday’s game and was credited with a tackle.
UPDATE: A WSU spokesperson said coaches are aware of the situation and will handle it internally, as is the standard.
Dornes said Su’a was cited for hit-and-run after a July 25 incident in which the vehicle he was driving – borrowed from a friend – allegedly collided with a van near Opal Street and Campus Street in Pullman and drove away.
Su’a told police that the van had struck the vehicle he was driving, Dornes said, but inspection of the other vehicle indicated it was more likely that the vehicle Su’a was driving had struck the van.
The arrest warrant was dated Nov. 2, Dornes said, though it is uncertain when Su’a was scheduled to appear in court.