Missouri quarterback Mauk arrested in scooter incident

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 6:14 p.m. CDT; updated 7:30 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2012

COLUMBIA — Missouri freshman quarterback Maty Mauk was arrested Thursday on suspicion of four charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, MU Police Capt. Brian Weimer said.

Mauk is accused of striking two vehicles while riding a scooter east on Kentucky Boulevard shortly after midnight Wednesday. Weimer said two female passengers were also aboard the scooter. Officers attempted to pull over the scooter, but it continued driving, eventually running a stop sign.

The scooter was later found in a parking lot, and officers identified Mauk as the owner and contacted him. He turned himself in at 11:18 a.m. Thursday at the MU Police Department.

The charges pending in Mauk's case are leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest by fleeing a vehicle, operating a vehicle in a reckless manner and failure to observe a traffic control device.

After being taken to Boone County Jail, he posted $1,000 bond.

Mauk is the second Missouri quarterback who has been accused of leaving the scene of an accident in the past year. Backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was charged with a misdemeanor on suspicion of hitting a parked car with his truck in May and leaving the scene.

Mauk, listed as the team's No. 3 quarterback, is expected to redshirt this season. As of Thursday afternoon, the team has yet to release any statement on the arrest, and phone calls to the team spokesman were not returned.

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