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Connor Strahm, a senior Griz linebacker, was arrested Saturday by the Missoula Police Department for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The 22-year-old was booked into Missoula County Jail at 3:22 a.m. and posted $700 bond. 

The DUI charge is Strahm's first offense. Details of the arrest, including where it took place, were not available Thursday.

In the state of Montana, a first-time DUI conviction is a misdemeanor charge and offenders can receive a minimum jail sentence of 24 hours to a maximum of six months and a fine ranging from $600 to $1,000. 

In addition to the possible jail sentence and fines, the Montana Department of Motor Vehicles may also suspend the offender's driver's license for six months and/or mandate the installation of an ignition interlock device. Ignition interlock devices require drivers to take a blood alcohol level test before starting the car. 

Strahm had a court appearance related to the charge in Missoula Municipal Court at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to his arrest log.

The incident "will be treated like any other disciplinary issue and run through the student athlete code of conduct," Montana athletics assistant director of communications Eric Taber told the Missoulian in a phone call on Thursday evening.

According to the Montana Athletics student athlete code of conduct, misdemeanor DUIs are a category II violation and the penalty for a first offense of that category is a "minimum suspension of 10% of scheduled contests." For a Griz football player, that equates to a 1.1 game suspension. 

Last season, Strahm was Montana's second-leading tackler, amassing 70 total tackles in 11 games. He also had eight tackles for loss, 4½ sacks, three recovered fumbles and one interception in 2016.

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Amie Just covers Griz football for the Missoulian, among other things. Follow her on Twitter @Amie_Just or email her at

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