Following his arrest and DUI charge, Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has a court date set for October 15, reports Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Budenholzer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence late Wednesday night in Midtown Atlanta.
According to the incident report obtained from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night on 10th Street at Crescent Avenue because the tail lights to his silver Audi A8 were not on.
According to the report, Trooper J. Nelms said “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.”
“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. “I requested a breath test and Mr. Budenholzer refused the breath test by giving a verbal ‘No’.
After giving Budenholzer a field sobriety test, Nelms placed the new Hawks coach under arrest.
An Atlanta City Jail spokesperson later said that Budenholzer had been released on bond at 3:45 a.m. Thursday morning. That afternoon, Budenholzer and his attorney released statements regarding and apologizing for the incident. Later in the day, Hawks General Manager/President of Basketball Operations Danny Ferry issued a statement supporting the new coach.
Coach Bud’s court date will fall a couple of weeks before the start of the season, during training camp.