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Bob Huggins Enters Diversion Program After DUI Arrest

The former coach of the West Virginia University basketball team was arrested in June for suspicion of driving under the influence, and he has now entered a diversion program for first-time offenders.

Bob Huggins was the coach of the West Virginia University basketball team from 2007 through 2023.

On the evening of June 16, Huggins was driving in Pittsburgh when police saw his SUV stopped in the middle of the road and impeding other drivers from continuing their travels. One of the tires had blown out, and one of the doors on the vehicle was open, but the man was still sitting inside.

The man was trying to push his car out of the road when the officers, who said they planned to help him with his tire, performed a traffic stop.

When interacting with the police, it was reported that Huggins showed signs of intoxication. After reportedly failing the roadside sobriety tests it was discovered that he had a blood-alcohol content of .210. According to reports, the police searched the inside of his vehicle. They recorded that a bag containing empty beer cans was inside the SUV.

Huggins was arrested and charged with DUI: Highest Rate of Alcohol (BAC .16+), and DUI: General Impairment. He was released from custody pending an upcoming court appearance for the allegations.

Before the date of his arraignment arrived, a request for entry into a diversion program was submitted on behalf of Huggins.

The motion was granted, and Huggins was told that he would have to abide by the stipulations of the program. His license will be suspended for 60 days, he must pay for all costs incurred, and participate in classes and treatment. If he successfully completes the program, he might be able to get the charges dismissed and expunged.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense or seeking criminal record expungement, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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