Acording to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, new Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested early this morning and charged with driving under the influence.
“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.
After giving Budenholzer a field sobriety test, Nelms placed the coach under arrest.
“I requested a breath test and Mr. Budenholzer refused the breath test by giving a verbal ‘No’,” Nelms said.
Budenholzer’s attorney, Michael Hawkins, said late Thursday morning that while at the Atlanta City Jail, his client volunteered to take both a breathalyzer and a blood alcohol test, but, “his request for testing was refused.”
A spokesman for the jail said Budenholzer, 44, was charged with