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Tampa Bay Storm defensive back James Harrell charged with DUI

The day before the Tampa Bay Storm finish the regular season with a game at Jacksonville, defensive back James Harrell was arrested early Friday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

The day before the Tampa Bay Storm finish the regular season with a game at Jacksonville, defensive back James Harrell was arrested early Friday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

TAMPA — The day before the Tampa Bay Storm finish the regular season with a game at Jacksonville, defensive back James Harrell was arrested early Friday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Harrell, 26, was arrested by Tampa Police at 1:21 a.m. at Church Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard, was booked at 3:16 a.m. and remained in jail at 7:30 a.m., held on $750 bail. According to an arrest report, he declined a blood-alcohol test and was also charged with a misdemeanor count of violation of financial responsibility law, which involves having proof of being able to pay for damage from an accident.

Harrell, who played at Plant High, is in his fourth season with the Storm and is tied for the team lead with three interceptions. He was a second-team All-Arena selection last season after leading the team with seven interceptions.

The Storm (2-13) finish the regular season Saturday, but because all eight Arena teams make the playoffs, still has a postseason game ahead. The team could not be immediately reached for comment Friday.

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