Four-star Miami quarterback signee faces charges stemming from car accident

Four-star Miami quarterback signee faces charges stemming from car accident

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith high school graduation followed by reporting to school for summer workouts, the next couple of months was going to be a busy time for Miami signee Kevin Olsen. Following a single car accident late last month, it will be even busier than expected for the 4-star rated quarterback from Wayne, N.J.

olsenOlsen was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and careless driving after a May 25 incident in his hometown.

According to the police report, a bystander saw Olsen’s black Jeep SUV backing away from a tree that it had struck. The witness said the driver exited the vehicle, surveyed the damage, got back in and attempted to leave the scene. As he left, the driver then hit another car parked on the road and narrowly missed the witness.

The driver exited the car again and walked away from the scene. The witness said that the driver’s “face appeared to be bloodied” and that he “appeared to be under the influence of ‘something.’ ”

Olsen’s drivers license was found in front of a nearby residence the following day.

Miami officials are aware of the incident and are “trying to gather information” as to what took place.

Olsen, whose brother Greg is a former star tight end for Hurricanes now with the Carolina Panthers, is scheduled to appear in Wayne Municipal Court June 20. He plans to report to Miami for the school’s second summer session which begins June 26. rated the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Olsen as the nation’s No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the 2013 class. With Stephen Morris back as the returning starter, he is expected to redshirt this fall.

Photo: Terry Boudreau / Basking Ridge Patch

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