Gonzaga men's basketball coach Mark Few has been cited for driving under the influence after a traffic stop Monday, a report obtained from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said.
Coeur d'Alene is approximately 30 miles from Gonzaga's campus in Spokane, Washington.
According to the report, Few was pulled over after police received a report that he was driving erratically and speeding. Few “exhibited several signs of intoxication” and refused to complete field sobriety tests, the report said. His breath samples registered .119 and .120. The legal limit in Idaho is .08.
Few released a statement Tuesday evening that read:
"I believe as a leader and role model, I am expected to set only the best example. The decisions I made yesterday do not exemplify this standard and for that, I sincerely apologize to you all. I recognize that operating a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol exhibits poor judgment.
"Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I will never allow such a lapse in judgment to occur again. Please know that I am committed to learning from this mistake and will work to earn back your trust in me.
"I deeply regret disappointing any of the members of the community, the young men and women who comprise my campus community, and the University as a whole. In particular, I am sorry for the hurt that I have caused to those most important to me – my family, my players, and my program.
"I am exceedingly grateful to those who continue to offer support to me, especially my wife and children. Thank you."
Few, 58, is entering his 23rd season as coach at Gonzaga. He has compiled a 630–124 record, including two appearances in the national championship game, the most recent coming last season. The Bulldogs have never missed the NCAA tournament during his tenure.
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