Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer arrested for DUI

It's not just players: Atlanta Hawks coach arrested for DUI

8/29/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Blog Photo - Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer arrested for DUIWe see a lot of professional athletes get arrested for various indiscretions, but sometimes we get a reminder that the players aren't the only ones.

Today is an example of that, as Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been arrested for a DUI.

The report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
 
A trooper stopped Budenholzer about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue in Midtown because the Audi A8 he was driving didn’t have the tail lights on, according to the State Patrol incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“As I spoke with him, I noticed that he had bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath,” Trooper Johnathon Nelms wrote in his report.

“I asked Mr. Budenholzer how much alcohol he had and he advised that he had one glass of wine to drink prior to driving,” Nelms said.

Based on the fact that he failed his field sobriety test and subsequently declined a breathalyzer, it's safe to say that Budenholzer's claim of only drinking one glass of wine is probably false. Unless he had the biggest wine glass known to man.

Budenholzer was released on bond, and it's unknown how the Hawks and/or the NBA will handle this. 

What do you think his punishment should be, if anything?
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