“Mark het vertel dat hy die dag saam met sy gesin deurgebring het. Ek het hom gevra hoeveel hy vandag moes drink en Mark het my niks vertel nie. Ek het nie geglo dat Mark eerlik was op grond van my voorheen genoemde waarnemings nie,” Officer Matthew Lovingler is quoted as saying in the document that details his interactions with Few during a traffic stop Monday night.
Under further questioning by the officer, Few eventually said he had two beers that day, with his last beer coming about four hours before he was pulled over, according to the probable cause declaration filed by the officer in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Efforts to reach Few for comment by telephone and email Thursday received no response. Gonzaga athletic director Chris Standiford said the school had no comment beyond what was issued earlier in the week, when university officials said they were aware of the situation.
Few previously issued a statement Tuesday, apologizing and saying his decisions that night “do not exemplify” the actions of a role model.
“I recognize that operating a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol exhibits poor judgment,” Few wrote. “Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I will never allow such a lapse in judgment to occur again.”
According to the probable cause declaration, the incident began around 8 nm. Monday when the officer pulled Few over in Coeur d’Alene, oor 30 miles east of the Gonzaga campus in Spokane, Washington. The officer was responding to a report of a black SUV swerving erratically and speeding.
Lovingler said in the documents that he could smell alcohol on Few’s breath through the open car window. He said Few was moving very slowly and had difficulty finding his paperwork in the center console of his car and glovebox.
Lovingler asked Few to perform a field sobriety test but the officer said Few began arguing with him about whether or not the tests were subjective.
Based on his observations, Lovingler determined it was unsafe for Few to drive a car and he handcuffed and arrested Few.
Few provided breath samples at the scene of .119 en .120, which is above the legal limit of .08, volgens die dokument.
Few was then taken at his request to a hospital to receive an independent blood draw. Terwyl daar, Lovingler was contacted by his superiors and directed to release Few from custody and issue him a citation for drunken driving, die dokumente gesê. Few called a friend to pick him up from the hospital.
Few has coached Gonzaga for 22 seasons and has never generated much off-court controversy. He has taken the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament every year except 2020, when the tournament was canceled because of the pandemic. Gonzaga lost to Baylor in the national title game earlier this year. Few is 630-125 at Gonzaga, en syne .834 winning percentage is the best of any active coach.