IU basketball player suspended after DUI arrest

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The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says Hanner Mosquera-Perea, a sophomore on the Indiana University basketball team, was arrested early Friday morning for operating while intoxicated and driving under the influence. 

Police stopped Mosquera-Perea around 4:45 a.m. and found his blood-alcohol level to be .015 percent, nearly twice the legal limit for the state of Indiana. He was transported to the Monroe County Jail where he remains held on bond.

Indiana head coach Tom Crean said Friday afternoon Mosquera-Perea has been suspended indefinitely.

"I had a chance to speak with Hanner before we left for Purdue. The first things I told him were that we loved him and wanted to support him. We are disappointed in him but also disappointed for him. He knows he made some terrible choices which have turned into big mistakes. Hanner has let his family, loved ones and our program down and he knows that with choices come consequences. The law will handle some as will we. He will not be with us at Purdue and we will continue to work with him on a daily basis and will be withheld from competition indefinitely," Crean said in a statement.

The Indiana University men's basketball team is scheduled to play Purdue Saturday at 4 p.m. in West Lafayette.