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Bobby Petrino's son arrested on drug charges in Indiana

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) - The son of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has been arrested in Indiana on drug-related charges.

The Huntingburg Police Department in southern Indiana said 23-year-old Dominic R. Petrino, of Fayetteville, Ark., was arrested at 12:06 a.m. Monday and charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of paraphernalia.

An officer pulled Petrino over after reportedly seeing him drive off the road and then back onto the roadway. Police say a blood test showed the presence of marijuana and prescription opiates. Petrino was booked into the Dubois County Jail and was released on $1,000 cash bond later Monday. A jail officer didn't know if he had an attorney.

Petrino had been a backup quarterback for the Razorbacks, rushing for a touchdown in the 2010 Red & White Game.

Coach Petrino released a statement, saying the following:

"Nick is our son, he is not a member of the Arkansas football team. As such, this is not a University of Arkansas issue. Instead, it is a family matter and a legal matter. My family will trust and respect the legal system and will not comment outside that process. Becky and I ask that you appreciate and respect the private nature of this issue and understand our lack of further comment."

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