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Aug 7, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Real Salt Lake defender Noah Powder (26) dribbles away from Portland Timbers defender Jose Van Rankin (behind) during the second half at Providence Park. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
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Real Salt Lake defender Noah Powder has been suspended for three games by Major League Soccer after he pleaded guilty in a Murray courtroom to impaired driving. The league announced the suspension Friday afternoon.

Powder will not be allowed to participate in team activities, including games, until his suspension ends, the league said.

Powder was arrested on July 2 after police say he was driving 108 miles per hour on Interstate 15, driving erratically and allegedly appearing to race another vehicle. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and speeding, according to a probable cause statement filed with the Utah courts.

Prior to his arrest, Powder agreed to a Breathalyzer test, according to the statement, which read a blood-alcohol content of 0.133 — more than twice the legal limit in Utah of 0.05.

Powder was ordered Tuesday by the court to pay a fine of $1,460, complete 24 hours of community service and complete a DUI class. He was also placed on probation for a year.


SOURCE: The Salt Lake Tribune