Texas Christian University quarterback Casey Pachall has been suspended after he was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI.

This story illustrates the sort of collateral damage that can stem from a DUI arrest or conviction. Suspension from school, loss of financial aid, exclusion from applying for open jobs and other consequences sometimes await those who have a DUI staining their record. (We want to note again that Pachall has only been arrested, not convicted.)

Pachall was pulled over just before 1 a.m. in Fort Worth earlier this month after a police officer allegedly saw him strike a curb. Pachall underwent a blood-alcohol test and his results were said to be just a hair above the legal limit of 0.08. His exact reading has not been disclosed.

Pachall also tested positive for marijuana earlier this summer, so authorities with TCU's athletics department were likely at the ends of their ropes with him.

Pachall has not spoken much publicly about his arrest, but if he chooses to contest the likely DUI charges he will soon face, we wish him the best. Having a BAC just over 0.08 is really a bad stroke of luck.

Our office often works with people from the Bryan/College Station area who are facing alcohol-related charges. We understand these are very serious charges and we realize you may not know what to do about them, so we make it a priority to communicate clearly with you about what's next.

If you are interested in learning more about DUI law, you could visit our DUI page.

Source: UPI, "TCU QB Pachall arrested for DUI," Oct. 4, 2012