An Oklahoma State University football player could face his third driving under suspension charge in less than six months following his involvement in a traffic accident after Saturday’s homecoming game.
Just before 4 p.m., OSU police officer Colt Chandler was dispatched to the intersection of McElroy Road and Bellis Street, where Kevin Clark, 18, struck defensive tackle Calvin Barnett, 21, from behind. Clark was following Barnett too closely in a Ford Fusion and failed to slow down, causing the collision with Barnett’s Town Car, according to the traffic report.
Clark’s vehicle suffered disabling damage, including a broken front bumper, the front hood being bent into a V-shape and a leaking radiator, according to the report. Barnett’s vehicle sustained minor damage, including scratches, abrasion marks and small dents on the rear bumper. Clark’s vehicle was towed due to the damage. Each driver had one front seat passenger, both of whom were uninjured, according to the report.
Barnett was treated at the scene and then taken to Stillwater Medical Center for a possible internal back injury. An inquiry of the Oklahoma Department of Safety determined his driver’s license was suspended, according to the incident report. Police submitted a probable cause affidavit for a driving under suspension charge.
Barnett was charged May 1 with driving under suspension, driving without insurance, speeding and failing to register his vehicle within 30 days of purchase. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper arrested Barnett the day before and posted a personal recognizance bond, court records show. He was charged with another count of driving under suspension the next day, which stemmed from an incident occurring April 14.
Barnett’s court date has been reset five times since May 2, to May 31, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. He will next appear in court at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 19.