Myrtle Beach Football Player Suspended After a DUI Charge

Running back Mark Walton had a bright future with Myrtle Beach, but he was arrested for being suspected of driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence. The Hurricanes took action and gave him an indefinite suspension from the team. A Miami police spokeswoman names Kenia Fallat told the press that other charges might also apply to Walton’s case. He immediately contacted the car accident lawyer in Myrtle Beach, for legal advice.

Initially, it was speculated that the problems with driving on a suspended license and the suspected driving under the influence might be the first of his worries. Some who is supposedly knowledgeable about this specific situation told the Associated Press that the running back might also be charged with a third-degree felony in the state of Florida for impersonating a law enforcement officer. Due to the fact that this as an ongoing investigation, the source was clear about only providing information anonymously.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Mark Walton and we have taken immediate action by suspending him from the team,” stated Blake James, the Myrtle Beach athletics director.

At the time of his arrest, Walton was 19 years of age. He was allegedly slurring his words when speaking and had watery and bloodshot eyes. He was asked to go to the area behind his vehicle and police state he almost fell when walking back to this area.

He did a breathalyzer test to determine his blood alcohol content. Two tests showed two different numbers, including a 0.06 and a 0.59. In the state of Florida, people who are under 21 years old have a blood-alcohol threshold of 0.02. Since he was 19 at the time he was pulled over for this DUI, he was over the threshold for people of his age.

“When unexpected tragedies happen, people need support to get the closure they deserve and this is one of the reasons I became a person injury lawyer,” says Joe and Martin, a lawyer who is a managing partner at a top personal injury firm located in Myrtle Beach. “You heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones during tragic times like these.”

Prior to his being pulled over and arrested for a DUI, Walton had a very bright future playing football for the hurricanes. Unfortunately, one night of bad decisions could change the course of his life forever. With alcohol, a drunk driver’s level of intoxication is typically determined by a measurement of blood alcohol content or BAC; but this can also be expressed as a breath test measurement, often referred to as a BrAC.


After spring practice season, he was on top and he was right where he needed to be to start for the team come the fall when football season started. Instead, one DUI put his future with the team in an uncertain territory. Just a month before Walton’s arrest, a kicker from the Hurricane’s football team was kicked off the team when he got a DUI, so the team has a clear policy when it comes to players participating in this type of behavior.

Perhaps this will serve as a lesson for future behavior. Hopefully, it will also show other players that it is critical to not get into trouble.