Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese arrested www.privateofficer.com
The charges against Rees include a felony. He was arrested for resisting law enforcement, battery to law enforcement, minor consumption and public intoxication.
Police were called to the home on Notre Dame Avenue due to a noise complaint. According to a source, Rees– who does not turn 20 until May 22 — freaked out when he saw police because he was underage and had been drinking.
South Bend police Capt. Phil Trent says Rees was among about five people who jumped a backyard fence and ran after officers arrived at the party. Trent says when the officer caught up with Rees, Rees raised his knee into the officer and they both fell in a scuffle. Trent says the officer had the wind knocked out of him.
NewsCenter 16 has also learned that Rees registered 0.11 percent on a blood-alcohol test.
He was maced before being taken into custody.
Calabrese was arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, after arguing with officers.
Both were booked into the St. Joseph County jail at 12:35 a.m. Thursday.
Calabrese was released on $150 bond at 3:45 a.m. Rees remains in jail and could remain in custody for up to 48 hours. A judge must decide a bond since Rees is facing a felony charge.
Classes at Notre Dame ended on Wednesday. Calabrese is wrapping up his junior year, Rees his sophomore year.
“The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system,” Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement. “Internal discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law.”
Notre Dame’s discipline branch just named a new leader this week as Erin Hoffmann Harding replaces Rev. Tom Doyle as Vice President of Student Affairs. She is scheduled to start on August 1st.
Rees has ended each of the last two seasons as the Notre Dame starting quarterback. He is in the middle of a 4-way battle to be the starter for the upcoming.