Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few was arrested for DUI and released three hours later on October 26 in Coeur d’Alene, as shown by police video footage. At the request of KREM, the police released 3-hour video footage that shows the entire process from being detained to being in custody to being released.
As Mark Few is a public figure, KREM requested the police to release the public records and to learn more about what actually happened.
Mark Few was arrested for DUI and rash driving. As a result, he will serve a suspension of three games.
The video footage shows the entire incident. He was pulled over after the Kootenai County Fire and Rescue chased him and reported him to be driving erratically. He was then pulled over by the Coeur d’Alene police officers.
He denied all the claims to be drinking and driving. He also refused to submit for the field sobriety tests. As per the body cameras footage, he was seen claiming that he had been veering because he had two of his dogs with him in the vehicle.
The footage also made it clear why he was refusing the tests. Under field sobriety tests, the suspect is made to perform a one-leg stand test and others. However, since Few had multiple injuries in his knees and ankles, he was refusing the test.
In the end, he had to submit his breath for the Breathalyzer test, which proved he was drunk over the usual limit of 0.08. His BAC showed .119 and .120 in two tests.
Few were not put to jail, and the clip clearly shows why. As per the Coeur d’Alene police sergeant, “The officer that you were dealing with didn’t know your name to the extent of who you are. I’m not here about your case or what occurred. What I stopped by for essentially was, ‘Hey, I’m like, he’s a great guy. He’s in Spokane. There’s really no reason we need to book him probably to jail, so let’s just give him a citation”.
Few was fined $1000 and sentenced to 24-hour community service and one year of unsupervised probation.
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