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Former GAC star King arrested by university police

ATHENS - University of Georgia police arrested Caleb Darnell King, 19, the Gwinnett County tailback some call the Bulldogs' star recruit, for a traffic violation.

King, a Greater Atlanta Christian grad, was allegedly driving a motor scooter the wrong way on a one-way street Monday near Sanford Stadium - the place where fans hope he will run for big yardage this season, in the right direction.

An officer stopped King's 2005 Schwinn Sport moped in front of UGA's Journalism Building on Sanford Drive after seeing it make a restricted turn from Baldwin Street, according to UGA police.

A computer check showed King's license had been suspended June 15 because of previous motor vehicle law violations, UGA police said.

King was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 11:39 p.m. on charges of driving the wrong way on a one-way road and driving on a suspended license. He was released about half an hour later on a $2,000 bond.

King became a hot prospect during his junior year at Parkview High School in Lilburn, when he rushed for state junior record 2,765 yards and scored 19 touchdowns.

The Rivals.com online college football rating service ranked King the nation's top running back recruit before he transferred to GAC in Norcross, where he gained 957 yards for 13 touchdowns in seven games before his season with the Spartans was cut short by a broken leg.