West Virginia University men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins was arrested Friday night for driving under the influence.
According to Jeff Jenkins of WVMetroNews.com, Huggins was driving a Black SUV on Friday night in Pittsburgh before he got arrested.
“Officers directed the male driver on how best to move off the road so they could help with the flat tire. When they observed him having difficulty maneuvering the SUV to allow vehicles to pass, they activated their lights to pull him over. Upon questioning, officers had strong suspicion to believe the male was intoxicated,” the police report said. “They asked him to exit the vehicle to perform standard field sobriety tests, which he failed. The male was placed in custody without incident and transported for further testing.”
Per the criminal complaint against Huggins, he failed multiple sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of .210, which is over 2.5 times the legal limit:
Huggins also had empty beer cans in the passenger side floorboard of his car and in his trunk.
This latest arrest makes his second controversy just this year as he was suspended three games and had his salary reduced by $1 million after using a homophobic slur during a Cincinnati radio broadcast. He was also required to attend sensitivity training. The school also amended his contract from a multi-year deal to one that will be re-evaluated on a year-to-year basis.
West Virginia University released the following statement, acknowledging it is aware of Huggins’ arrest:
The 69-year-old Huggins is set to enter his 17th season at WVU after previously serving as the head coach at Akron, Cincinnati, and Kansas State. Huggins owns a career record of 935-414 as a collegiate head coach, placing him eighth on the all-time wins list among men’s college coaches.
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