Father of Yeardley Love's accused killer, George Huguely, charged with DUI

GENERIC: Florida License Plate, DUI, Drunk Driving, Accident
George Huguely and Yeardley Love (UVA Media Relations)
George Huguely and Yeardley Love
UVA Media Relations

(CBS) - The father of the former University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with murdering fellow student Yeardley Love is facing  drunk-driving charges.

The Washington Examiner reports that on Sept. 20, a Montgomery County, Md. police officer observed a dispute between George Wesley Huguely IV and two joggers, with one of them hitting Huguely's black Suburban.

According to law enforcement officials, Huguely then drove away erratically and failed to stop at a red light. An officer pulled him over, and he was charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired by alcohol, and failure to obey a traffic control device.

A court date hadn't been set for Huguely.

His son, 24-year-old George Huguely Jr., is charged with first-degree murder in the May 2010 death of fellow UVA lacrosse player and ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, and is awaiting trial in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. He is accused of beating Love and leaving her for dead.

Trial for Huguely Jr.  is scheduled to begin in February 2012.