West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Pittsburgh early Saturday morning, according to police.
Huggins, 65, was pulled over by police at around 1:30 a.m. after he was seen driving erratically, police said. Huggins failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He was taken to a local hospital for a blood alcohol test, which police said came back positive.
Huggins was released from jail on Saturday afternoon after posting $500 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 12.
Huggins is a Hall of Fame coach who has led West Virginia to 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in his 13 seasons with the Mountaineers. He is also a two-time Big East Coach of the Year.
Huggins has a history of DUI arrests. He was arrested for DUI in 2005 and 2010. He was also arrested for disorderly conduct in 2012 after he was involved in a fight at a bar in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Huggins has not yet commented on his arrest.
Here are some additional details about the arrest:
- Huggins was pulled over by police on East Carson Street in Pittsburgh.
- Huggins failed a field sobriety test.
- Huggins was taken to a local hospital for a blood alcohol test.
- Huggins’ blood alcohol level was 0.12, which is above the legal limit of 0.08.
- Huggins was released from jail on Saturday afternoon after posting $500 bail.
- Huggins is scheduled to appear in court on July 12.
Here are some possible consequences of the arrest:
- Huggins could be suspended or fired from his job at West Virginia.
- Huggins could be fined by the NCAA.
- Huggins could lose his driver’s license.
- Huggins could be required to attend alcohol counseling.
It is still too early to say what the long-term consequences of Huggins’ arrest will be. However, it is clear that this is a serious matter and that Huggins could face significant penalties.