MU freshman quarterback arrested for leaving scene of accident

May 15, 2012

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was arrested Tuesday morning for leaving the scene of an accident.

According to police reports, Berkstresser hit a parked car in the 2900 block of Lynnwood Drive, damaging both cars but causing no injuries. Berkstresser was arrested by Columbia police about 3:15 a.m. He was released after making the $4,500 bail.

Leaving the scene of an accident is a misdemeanor but because the damage estimate is more than $1,00o, it is considered a felony.

Berkstresser, a red shirt freshman, is listed on the team’s spring depth chart as the No. 2 quarterback but moved up to the No. 1 quarterback position after starter James Franklin suffered a shoulder injury. Franklin is expected to return to the starting position in the fall.