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Mizzou backup QB charged with four misdemeanors in scooter incident

Updated: 2012-08-31T01:40:45Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

— Missouri backup quarterback Maty Mauk was arrested Thursday and charged with four misdemeanors relating to a traffic incident in Columbia, according to MU police captain Brian Weimer.

Weimer said that a little after midnight Thursday morning, University Police saw a man driving a scooter with two female passengers who were not wearing helmets. Officers saw the scooter run through a stop sign, and the man — who failed to stop for police — then drove between two residence halls. Officers later discovered the scooter, which had been abandoned, located between two cars with scratches.

Through the investigation, Weimer said officers determined that Mauk was the driver. Police then contacted Mauk, who turned himself in and was taken to the Boone County jail a little after noon Thursday.

Mauk was then charged with resisting arrest by fleeing, failure to stop for a traffic control device, leaving the scene of an accident and careless and imprudent driving — all misdemeanors. He posted $1,000 bond and was released. Weimer said that there was no indication at this time that alcohol was involved.

Mauk, from Kenton, Ohio, is the second Missouri quarterback to be arrested for leaving the scene of an accident this year; redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser was arrested in May for striking the rear of a car with his vehicle and leaving the scene. He faced a possible felony because the damage to the car was initially estimated to be over $1,000, and was briefly suspended, per team policy.

Berkstresser, however, was later charged with a misdemeanor and reinstated to the team.

Missouri associate athletic director Chad Moller said the school was aware of Mauk’s arrest and that it would be addressed internally.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send e-mail to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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