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Ex-Parkview athlete charged with DUI, drugs

LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Parkview High School football player Darryl Thomas Miller was arrested and charged with DUI and carrying a concealed weapon Saturday.

Miller was driving a vehicle near the entrance to Bradford Gwinnett Apartments on 100 Castor Drive at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday when police stopped him to investigate reports of gunshots being fired in the area.

Upon detecting the odor of burnt marijuana in the car, police searched the vehicle and discovered a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in the center console. They also found two half-empty bottles of brandy, a handgun with the serial number scratched off and a revolver.

Miller and two passengers in the car said they were going to a party and denied knowing anything about gunshots being fired. They refused to answer questions about the contraband in the vehicle, according to a police report.

Miller is charged with possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, carrying a concealed weapon, DUI, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and open container.

Miller, who graduated from Parkview High School in 2005, was a freshman wide receiver on Georgia Southern's football team this past season but was redshirted and did not play in any games. Miller's freshman season was set to be in 2006, but he was dismissed from the Eagles' football team on Tuesday for a violation of team rules.

In his senior year at Parkview in 2004, Miller led the county in interceptions with 10.