Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Friday morning for first-offense drunken driving, according to the school.
Pemsl, a 22-year-old redshirt junior from Dubuque, was charged with operating while intoxicated in Iowa City.
An Iowa City police criminal complaint stated that Pemsl failed to obey a traffic control device and made an improper left turn, and the vehicle he was driving also had a cracked taillight.
According to the criminal complaint, when Pemsl was stopped at around 3 a.m., he failed sobriety tests, with breath testing showing his blood alcohol content to be in the range of .122 to .151 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 percent.
The Iowa athletic department announced Friday that facts about the case are still being gathered, and Pemsl's indefinite suspension prevents his involvement from all basketball-related activities.
Pemsl has averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 68 games in two-plus seasons for the Hawkeyes,
He is eligible for two more seasons after playing only two games last season and being granted a waiver following complications he faced as the result of knee surgery he underwent in high school.