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UGA athletic director arrested on DUI charge

Jul 1, 2010 5:09:00 PM - thestate.com
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.