Orlando City striker Cyle Larin was arrested early Thursday morning on a charge of driving under the influence, and police released a video of the incident.
In the video obtain by TMZ Sports, the 22-year-old Canada international is shown driving the wrong way on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando shortly after 2:30 a.m., with a police report stating that Larin's car came within "a few feet" of a head-on collision with another vehicle.
A Florida Highway Patrol officer pulled over Larin's Cadillac and questioned the former MLS No. 1 draft pick.
"I thought it was a one way,” Larin told the trooper.
“There are four lanes. There are cars that you passed,” the trooper said.
“OK that was my fault. I didn’t know that,” replied Larin, who added he was from Canada.
Larin told police he was unfamiliar with the area before acknowledging he had lived in Orlando since 2015, according to a report filed with the Orange County Clerk of Courts. Police described Larin's eyes as "extremely bloodshot and glossy," said there was an "obvious odor of alcoholic beverage omitting from the vehicle" and noted he spoke with "slurred speech."
After initially telling police he had not been drinking, Larin admitted to consuming alcohol and took two breathalyzer tests. He registered a blood alcohol concentration of .179 and .182, according to the report. The legal limit in Florida is .08 percent.
The arrest came after Larin was rested for Orlando's 3-1 home loss to Miami FC in the U.S. Open Cup fourth round Wednesday. The forward started and played 61 minutes in Canada's 2-1 win over Curacao on Tuesday in Montreal. Larin, the 2015 MLS Rookie of the Year, is tied for third in the league this season with eight goals in 15 matches.
Statement from Orlando City Soccer Club read: "Orlando City SC takes great pride in the way it represents the Orlando community and expects all players, coaches and front office staff to uphold that standard at all times, both on and off the field.
"The club is very disappointed in Cyle Larin’s actions that resulted in this charge and does not take this situation lightly. We are working with local authorities, Major League Soccer and Cyle to take appropriate action in line with league protocol."