Wichita State athletic officials said Monday they are still gathering information after Shocker basketball player Conner Frankamp was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said that Frankamp, 19, was pulled over at 12:33 a.m. Sunday at Kellogg and Maize. An officer on patrol spotted what a police report identified as a silver Honda Civic driving in such a way that “the officer believed the driver was impaired,” Espinoza said Monday.
“Field tests were done at the scene” in addition to a breath test, he said.
Frankamp’s breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.186, police said. The legal limit is 0.08.
Frankamp was also cited for “improper driving on laned roadway” and “unsafe turning or stopping,” according to a booking report released by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.
An arrest report states Frankamp was arrested at 12:47 a.m. Sunday. He was alone in the car, Espinoza said, and cooperated with police.
The officer who conducted the traffic stop was wearing a body camera, but Espinoza said that video is not being made public because it is considered evidence in the case.
WSU released a joint statement from athletic director Eric Sexton and coach Gregg Marshall that said: “We are still in the process of gathering information and will handle any discipline internally and in cooperation with any campus policies related to these type of allegations. We hold all of our student-athletes to a high standard and take these matters very seriously.”
Frankamp transferred to WSU from the University of Kansas last month. He is sitting out this semester and next as part of NCAA rules regarding transfers but has been practicing with the team. He was the City League’s career scoring leader while at North High School.
Frankamp was on the bench for Sunday afternoon’s game against Drake at Koch Arena.
Contributing: Paul Suellentrop of The Eagle