The school addressed the arrest Thursday and said that Martinez will not play in the Beavers' upcoming bowl game.
"We are aware of the alleged law violations involving Damien Martinez and take these matters very seriously," Scott Barnes, the school's vice president and athletics director, said in a prepared statement Thursday. "Damien will not be participating in the upcoming bowl game and we will continue to gather more information about the investigation."
Martinez's arrest was detailed in the Corvallis police daily activity log, but a police report had not been finalized as of Thursday afternoon, the department said.
According to the police log, a 19-year-old Corvallis male, which the department confirmed was Martinez, was stopped for running a red light and accused of DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering. He also was cited for possession of marijuana as a minor since he's under 21.
In a social media post, Martinez acknowledged what happened.
"Made a mistake, I am fine , I WAS FINE, I'll be fine...," he wrote.
Made a mistake, I am fine , I WAS FINE, I'll be fine..... 🙏— damien martinez🔸 (@damienfor6) November 30, 2023
Martinez was second in the Pac-12 with 1,185 rushing yards this season.
OSU elevated Trent Bray from defensive coordinator to head coach on Tuesday, three days after coach Jonathan Smith left for the same position at Michigan State.