WKU’s director of media relations Zach Greenwell reported that assistant men’s basketball coach Ben Hansbrough has resigned from his position on Monday to “pursue other opportunities.” Hansbrough spent two seasons as a support staffer with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, and he was promoted to a full-time assistant coach this summer. His departure from the job followed his arrest on Saturday for allegedly driving under the influence.
Police responded to a report of a collision between Hansbrough’s car and a second automobile in the El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant parking lot. According to the arrest report the second driver claimed he smelled alcohol on Hansbrough’s breath. When the officer asked if he had consumed any alcohol that night Hansbrough maintained that he had not had anything to drink since the previous evening.
The arrest report also stated that the officer administered a standard field sobriety test and Hansbrough allegedly showed indications of intoxication. He was taken into custody and the arresting officer claimed he could smell alcohol on his person as he put him into the police car.