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insidehoops 09-01-2013 03:52 AM

Budenholzer court date on DUI charge Oct. 15
A court date of Oct. 15 was set for Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer following his arrest and charge of driving under the influence Wednesday. The case is scheduled to be heard at 8 a.m.

The court appearance is scheduled during training camp for the Hawks’ 2013-14 season, the first for Budenholzer after his hire in May. The Hawks are only scheduled to practice between exhibition games on Oct. 15. The regular-season opener is Oct. 30 at the Mavericks.

-- Atlanta Journal Constitution

insidehoops 09-01-2013 04:40 AM

Re: Budenholzer court date on DUI charge Oct. 15
From Aug 30, wire reports:

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer apologized yesterday for his arrest on a driving under the influence of alcohol charge.

According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta for not having working taillights. Trooper J. Nelms said Budenholzer had bloodshot and watery eyes "and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."

Budenholzer refused a breath test but agreed to a field-sobriety test, according to the report. He told Nelms that he had only one glass of wine and that he finished the glass about 15 minutes before being pulled over. Nelms said in the report that Budenholzer was "polite" and that his speech patterns were mumbled, slow and slurred.

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