Hayes arrested on DUI charge

Published 12:01 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A starter on Ole Miss women’s basketball team was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence of something other than alcohol.

A’Queen Hayes was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and charged with DUI-other substance, according to the jail docket. Hayes, who was taken in by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, was released at 10 p.m. on cash bond.

Hayes, 20, is scheduled to appear in justice court April 26.

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“We are aware of the matter, and from a team standpoint, we will handle it internally with appropriate consequences,” Ole Miss coach Matt Insell said in a statement released through the school.

A rising junior guard, Hayes has started 51 games her first two years with the Rebels. The Horn Lake native shot 35 percent from the floor last season while averaging 6.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and tying for the team lead with 2.8 assists per game.

Hayes scored a career-high 17 points against Auburn on Feb. 11 and was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 25 after scoring 14 points against then-No. 9 Kentucky.