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Hawaii RB Joey Iosefa suspended three games for DUI Arrest

Norm Chow has passed down punishment to his star back, meaning it will be a little while longer before we see Iosefa back on the field for the 'Bows

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After his DUI on Sunday morning in Honolulu, Joey Iosefa will be suspended for three games, head coach Norm Chow announced on Tuesday.

The Senior running back was arrested at 5 a.m. Sunday morning in downtown Honolulu on suspicion of drunk driving, where he failed a sobriety test and blew a .155 on the breathalyzer, which is twice the legal limit. He would post $500 bail and was released Sunday morning. Iosefa is due back in court on November 11th.

"After meeting with other members of the staff, the leadership council, and AD Ben Jay, Joey (Iosefa) will be suspended immediately." Chow announced on Tuesday, "His actions were not reflective of the entire team and he feels badly that he let down his teammates and the community."

"I apologize to my coaches and teammates, to my family, to the university and to our fans." Iosefa said on Tuesday, "Coach Chow constantly reminds us that it's a privilege to be a student-athlete here at the University of Hawaii."

Iosefa was the leading rusher through the first two games with 49 carries for 197 yards and four touchdowns this year, before injuring his ankle against Oregon State. He was expected to able to return a early as this Saturday's game vs. San Diego State, but he won't be reinstated with the Warriors till the November 8th matchup with Colorado State.

He has missed 18 games over the past three seasons due to either injury, and now suspension.