Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs charged with drunken driving

IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa offensive lineman has been arrested for drunk driving.

Details have not yet been released in the arrest of Tristan Wirfs, 19. But Iowa City Police records show Wirfs was stopped in the 600 block of South Riverside Drive – just north of Benton Street – about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. He was then booked into the Johnson County Jail about two hours later on a charge of 1st Offense Operating While Under the Influence.

If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail.

Wirfs, a Mount Vernon native, played in 10 games during his true freshman season last year, starting the final eight at tackle. He had been listed as a starter during spring practice.

He is the second Iowa football player to be charged with an alcohol-related ofense in barely one week.

Junior defensive lineman Brady Reiff was arrested early in the morning on July 20th and charged with public intoxication after he reportedly mistook a police car for a Uber driver.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz announced at Big Ten media day last Monday that Reiff would be suspended for the Sept. 1 season opener against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium.

KCJJ radio contributed to this report