ATLANTA (AP) The University of Georgia athletic director who publicly campaigned against drunken driving will make a public statement Thursday about his arrest on charges of driving under the influence.
Athletic director Damon Evans was arrested late Wednesday night after he was pulled over in a 2009 BMW by a Georgia state trooper in north Atlanta and accused of driving erratically, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Thursday.
Police said Evans smelled of alcohol and was given a field sobriety test before being taken to the Atlanta city jail on charges of DUI and failure to maintain a lane, Wright said.
The trooper determined that he was not safe to be operating a motor vehicle, Wright said.
The 40-year-old former UGA football player refused a breathalyzer test at the jail, Wright said. He was released early Thursday.