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UGA's King arrested on traffic violations

University of Georgia police arrested superstar running back recruit Caleb King late Monday night on a pair of misdemeanor traffic violations.

A UGA PD officer pulled King over and arrested him for driving with a suspended license and driving the wrong way on a one-way street in Athens.

The 19-year-old was booked into Clarke County Jail at 11:39 p.m. and released at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday on $2,000 bond – $1,500 for the suspended license charge and $500 for the one-way street violation.

A highly sought-after recruit from Parkview and later Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross, Ga., King was the centerpiece in the Bulldogs’ most recent signing class. He rushed for 939 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior before breaking his leg midway through the year.

King is expected to challenge for playing time in a crowded Georgia backfield this fall. Although seniors Kregg Lumpkin and Thomas Brown return and talented redshirt freshman Knowshon Moreno enters the fray this season, King is talented enough that Rivals.com rated him as the nation’s top running back recruit at one point before he broke his leg.

The Ledger-Enquirer will update this story when further details become available later today.