Gary Pinkel, Missouri head coach, arrested Wednesday night
Gary Pinkel has been arrested on DWI suspicion.
ESPN reports that Pinkel, Missouri’s head coach, was pulled over for moving violations after 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Sheriff’s deputies established probable cause that Pinkel was intoxicated while driving.
Pinkel posted $500 bond for a first offense DWI. Pinkel issued a statement on Thursday apologizing for the incident.
“Last night after practice, I met some friends for dinner. After dinner, I was stopped by a Boone County officer and received a citation for impaired driving,” Pinkel said. “First and foremost, I am very disappointed in myself for my lack of judgment in this instance. Nobody should drink and drive, including me.
“My staff and I constantly reinforce with each of our players the importance of not putting yourself into a position such as this. I did not follow that here and for that, I sincerely apologize.
“I have already met with our staff and communicated with our players and have apologized to them. I accept full responsibility for my actions and will abide by whatever course of action our leadership deems appropriate.”
Pinkel, 59, is in his 11th season at Missouri.
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