Gonzaga coach Few facing DUI charge

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Gonzaga men's basketball head coach Mark Few was charged for driving under the influence in Idaho on Monday, according to a police report obtained by the Spokesman-Review's Greg Mason and Nico Portuondo.

The citation occurred north of Coeur d'Alene, a city about 30 miles east of Gonzaga's home in Spokane, Washington.

After receiving a report of erratic driving, officers pulled over Few's Cadillac Escalade around 8 p.m.

The longtime Bulldogs head coach refused to undergo a field sobriety test but blew 0.12 and 0.119 in a pair of breathalyzer tests - well above the legal blood alcohol concentration limit of 0.08.

"I believe as a leader and role model, I am expected to set only the best example," Few said in a statement, according to KREM 2 News' Brenna Greene. "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."

Few, 58, has coached Gonzaga since 1999, making the program a perennial NCAA Tournament entrant. The team finished as the runner-up to Baylor in this past spring's national championship game.

"Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I will never allow such a lapse in judgment to occur again," he said. "Please know that I am committed to learning from these mistakes and will work to earn your trust back in me."

The Bulldogs' athletic program has yet to comment on the matter.

Gonzaga coach Few facing DUI charge
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