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Atlanta Hawks head coach charged with DUI

Mike Budenholzer
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Updated: 8/29/2013 9:53 am
ATLANTA (WSB-TV) -- New Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.

Budenholzer was arrested by Georgia State Patrol troopers and was booked into the Atlanta City Jail.

A trooper stopped Budenholzer for having no tail lights on his Audi A8 while driving on Crescent Avenue late Wednesday night, according to the State Patrol.

The trooper detected an odor of alcohol, administered a field sobriety test, then placed Budenholzer under arrest.

The trooper wrote in the incident report that Budenholzer had bloodshot eyes and said he had one glass of wine.
Budenholzer refused a breath test, a State Patrol spokesman said.

A spokesman for the Atlanta City Jail told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Budenholzer, 44, was charged with DUI and a tail light violation, and was released on $1,524 bond at 3:45 a.m. Thursday.

Budenholzer, 44, was hired as the Hawks’ head coach in May after spending 17 years as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry issued the following statement:
“Bud made us aware of the situation last night. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”
Brent Martineau
Brent is the Sports Director at FOX30/CBS47. He's been with Action News since March of 2008.
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