Azeem Victor, UW linebacker, pleads not guilty to DUI

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Washington's Azeem Victor (36) attempts to deflect a pass from Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Seattle. Washington won 41-17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE -- Suspended University of Washington linebacker Azeem Victor has pleaded not guilty to DUI, according to court records.

The plea was made Thursday in King County District Court.

Huskies coach Chris Petersen suspended Victor in November after the player was arrested for investigation of DUI.

Victor was driving north on Intestate 5 just north of downtown Seattle with four others in his car just after 2 a.m. Nov. 12 when a Washington State Patrol trooper spotted him making multiple lane changes "in an aggressive and unsafe manor," according to the arrest report. The trooper wrote Victor cut off another vehicle, nearly causing a crash, then continued north at a speed clocked at 76 mph.

When the trooper pulled Victor over, he noted Victor had droopy and bloodshot eyes with slurred speech and had an "obvious" smell of intoxicates, the arrest report said, also noting he had poor coordination.

Two breathalyzer tests measured Victor's blood alcohol content at 0.097 and 0.092 -- over the state's legal limit of 0.08.