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I Guess Being Found Passed Out Drunk At A Stoplight Is Illegal Now

New Hofstra men’s basketball coach Tim Welsh has been suspended without pay after being arrested Friday morning on suspicion of drunken driving. Preliminary breathalyzer results indicate a blood alcohol content of a whopping .18. He wasn’t messing around.

Welsh, who was serving as a broadcaster for ESPN after he was terminated from his last coaching job at Providence. He was just hired at Hofstra last month. Talk about a great first impression. At the same time, it can only get better from here, right? Unfortunately, the embarrassing details of his arrest certainly won’t ingratiate him to the school’s community.

Via NBC New York:

Welsh, 49, was pulled over in Levittown at about 1 a.m. Friday after officers on patrol observed him at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and N. Bellmore Road stopped inside his 2006 Lexus although the light was green.

“A canine officer on patrol finds the subject asleep at a steady traffic light, ” Nassau Det. Lt. Kevin Smith told NBCNewYork. “The officer pulls up, sees that he is asleep, his foot on the brake and his car in drive.”

Wow. A canine officer. The guy got busted by a frigging dog. Boy, does that add insult to injury.

New Hofstra basketball coach Tim Welsh charged with DWI after early-morning arrest [New York Daily News]
New Hofstra Hoops Coach Busted on DWI Charge [NBC New York]