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West Virginia University Releases Statement on Huggins’ DUI Charge



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West Virginia University released a joint statement with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins:

“West Virginia University is aware of an incident last night involving Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins, for which he was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the City of Pittsburgh. We are gathering more information and will take appropriate action once the review is complete.”

Huggins was arrested for impaired driving in Allegheny West on Friday night, an arrest report showed.

According to the arrest report:

“Just before 8:30 p.m, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1 observed a black SUV on Merchant Street off of Ridge Avenue in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. The driver’s side door was open and the vehicle had a flat and shredded tire.

Officers directed the male driver on how best to move off the road so they could help with the flat tire. When they observed him having difficulty maneuvering the SUV to allow vehicles to pass, they activated their lights to pull him over. Upon questioning, officers had strong suspicion to believe the male was intoxicated.

They asked him to exit the vehicle to perform standard field sobriety tests, which he failed. The male was placed in custody without incident and transported for further testing.

Robert Huggins, 69, of Morgantown, West Virginia was charged with Driving Under the Influence. He was released from custody and will appear for a preliminary hearing at a later date.”

Huggins was recently punished for saying a derogatory slur in May by WVU President E. Gordon Gee and Director of Athletics Wren Baker. Gee and Baker gave Huggins his final warning and said if anything like that was said or done again, Huggins would be gone.

Huggins was dismissed from the University of Cincinnati back in 2004 for drinking and driving.

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