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Eastern Washington offensive lineman Matt Meyer charged with DUI

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

EWU’s Matt Meyer (70) works out with teammates on April 7, 2017, in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
EWU’s Matt Meyer (70) works out with teammates on April 7, 2017, in Cheney. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Matt Meyer was charged for driving under the influence in Cheney last month, according to Spokane County court records.

Meyer, who has started 16 games for the Eagles, was stopped July 15 around 1 a.m. on Highway 904 near Paradise Road by Washington State Police. WSP reported that Meyer was traveling 24 mph over the speed limit.

Meyer had a blood-alcohol level of .108, according to WSP. He was detained and charged with speeding and misdemeanor DUI, but wasn’t booked into jail.

The 23-year-old EWU senior pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge. A pre-trial date has been set for October.

Meyer is listed as a starting right guard on EWU’s preseason depth chart.

EWU head coach Aaron Best said he is aware of the situation, but wouldn’t discuss the specifics of Meyer’s punishment.

“That’s an in-house piece,” Best said. “We’ll always consider a lot of options. But we have a plan in place.”

Meyer received the school’s Soaring Eagle Award in April, an award given to students who uphold the mission and goals of EWU.

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