Orlando City's Cyle Larin arrested for DUI

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Orlando City forward Cyle Larin was arrested Thursday morning on a DUI charge.

According to multiple accounts, the Canadian international was driving down the wrong side of the road in Orlando, Fla., when he was pulled over. Larin subsequently failed a roadside sobriety test when he blew .179, more than double the legal limit.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper reported witnessing a white Cadillac driving down the wrong side of a road in Orange County. After pulling the driver over, the trooper reportedly detected an "obvious odor of alcohol."

The driver was identified as Larin, who allegedly told the officer he was not familiar with the area and confessed that he was returning from a nightclub called ONO in downtown Orlando, according to FOX 35 Orlando. However, Larin, who was accompanied by a female passenger, told the officer that he did not have any alcoholic beverages, despite slurring his words and having bloodshot eyes.

David Harris and Alicia Rose DelGallo of the Orlando Sentinel report that Larin "averted" a head-on crash moments before he was pulled over when an oncoming car managed to stop just a few feet away from Larin's vehicle.

Larin, who leads Orlando in scoring with eight goals in 15 games, had just returned to the area following his time with the Canadian national team.

Orlando City is expected to release a statement later in the day after speaking with the 22-year-old.

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