COLUMBIA | Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was arrested in Columbia this morning for leaving the scene of an accident.
Columbia police were dispatched to an accident in the 2900 block of Lynnwood Drive at 3:34 a.m. According to Officer Latisha Stroer, Berkstresser's vehicle struck the rear and front passenger side of the victim's vehicle, which was parked along the curb. No one was hurt, but Berkstresser left the scene of the accident without notifying the owner.
Berkstresser, who later admitted his involvement in the incident, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. He could be charged with a Class D felony because the damage exceeds $1,000. Berkstresser was later released on $4,500 bond.
It's unclear what kind of discipline Berkstresser will face for the arrest. Missouri has not yet put out a release addressing the matter, and while former Missouri cornerback Tristen Holt was dismissed from the team following a similar incident last September, defensive tackle Jimmy Burge remained on the team after a similar incident in 2008.
Berkstresser, a redshirt freshman, spent most of the spring as the team's No. 1 quarterback following a shoulder injury to starter James Franklin. Berkstresser completed 13-of-20 passes in the Black and Gold game after making steady improvements throughout spring practice.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel has maintained that Franklin should be ready for the season opener against Southeast Louisiana on Sept. 1. Franklin is expected to resume throwing this summer, with Berkstresser leading the team during summer drills in his absence. No. 3 quarterback Ashton Glaser will likely do so if Berkstresser misses any time due to suspension.