A Texas high school's football coach and athletic director faces driving while intoxicated charges after police allege he passed out in his truck at a McDonald's drive-thru, according to police records obtained by KLTV.
Gladewater (Texas) High AD Jerrod Baugh, 36, who has also served as the school's football coach since 2010, was arrested around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, when police responded to a call from McDonald's employees who said their attempts to wake a man whose black truck's engine idled at the drive-thru window, the report said.
Longview (Texas) Police smelled alcohol as they opened the door and turned off the truck, according to the report. When officers allegedly asked a bloodshot-eyed Baugh where he was, the Gladewater athletic director responded, "a place." Police also reportedly observed Baugh wearing his sandals on the wrong feet.
When Baugh allegedly refused a field sobriety test, officers obtained a warrant for the coach's blood and booked him on DWI charges, according to the report. He was later released on $1,000 bail and placed on administrative leave with pay, KLTV reported.
The Bears finished 7-7 and won three playoff games before losing to Argyle (Texas) High in the Class 3A Division II state quarterfinals this past season -- Baugh's best at the helm. Gladewater owns an 18-26 record since he took over in 2010. He spent the previous 10 seasons as an assistant at Longview (Texas) High -- only a short distance from his arrest.
Baugh's future at Gladewater is pending an investigation by the school district, and while superintendent Dr. J.P. Richardson reported no previous disciplinary issues to KLTV, the local NBC affiliate reported a 2007 arrest for having an open container in his car.
Defensive coordinator John Berry has reportedly been named coach in the interim.
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