West Virginia head basketball coach Bob Huggins was charged with driving under the impact Friday night in Pittsburgh.
According to a cops report gotten by U.S.A. TODAY Sports, Pittsburgh cops state Huggins was driving a black SUV on Friday night around 8:30 p.m. when officers observed his car dropped in the middle of the roadway obstructing traffic. The chauffeur’s side door was open and the car had a flat and shredded tire.
Huggins had problem moving the car so other automobiles might pass and when questioned, officers state they “had strong suspicion to think the male was intoxicated.”
Huggins left the car and stopped working basic field sobriety tests and officers observed “empty beer cans in a white trash can of empty metal beer bottles. In the trunk of the car was another white trash can of empty metal beer bottles.”
He was nabbed and consequently launched. Officers carried out a breathalyzer test on Huggins, and he blew a. 210, more than 2 times the legal limitation in Pennsylvania.
Authorities state he will stand for an initial hearing at a later date.
” West Virginia University understands an event last night including Head Guys’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins, for which he was charged with Driving Under the Impact (DUI) in the City of Pittsburgh. We are collecting more info and will take suitable action once the evaluation is total,” the school stated in a declaration.
It has actually been a rough offseason for the 69-year-old Huggins.
Last month, Huggins was suspended by the school for the very first 3 video games of the 2023-24 season after utilizing a homophobic slur several times throughout a radio interview. He had his pay lowered for the 2023-24 season by $1 million and had his agreement changed from a multi-year arrangement to a year-by-year arrangement. He was likewise mandated to go through level of sensitivity training.
The school included that “any occurrences of comparable bad and offending language will lead to instant termination.”
Huggins, a Naismith Hall of Popularity conscript, has an 863-389 record in 38 seasons of training at Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas State and West Virginia.