High School Football Coach in Huntsville Arrested on DUI Charges
August 16th, 2011|
August 16, 201
The head football coach at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, was arrested on Saturday, August 13, on suspicion of DUI while on school property.
The 45-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after blowing a .12 on a breathalyzer test, Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski told The Huntsville Times. The legal limit in Alabama is .08.
A neighbor had called police on Saturday to tell them about a loud noise coming from the high school practice field. There, the coach was mowing the lawn with his personal lawn mower and his personal trailer, which was attached to a truck that belonged to the school district. The truck had apparently gotten stuck in the field, causing the noise that alerted neighbors.
The Huntsville Times reports that a number of community members and colleagues have written letters and started a petition to defend the character of the coach, who is reportedly a single father of five. He was named head football coach at Grissom High in June 2002 and also served as head football coach at Sparkman High School from 1999-2002.
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