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BGSU assistant football coach on leave after OVI arrest PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 August 2013 07:56

An offensive line coach for the Bowling Green State University football team was placed on leave following incidents occurring Saturday.
According to the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, William Durkin Jr., 42, Perrysburg, was arrested by a trooper at Interstate 75 and East Wooster Street at 2:54 a.m. on Saturday for operating a vehicle while under the influence, and a marked lanes violation.
Durkin was later involved in an injury accident at 11:20 a.m.

According to the OSP, Durkin was northbound on Hull Prairie Road when his vehicle was struck by Eleanor Bebo, Perrysburg, who was driving eastbound on Five Point Road. Bebo had reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign of the intersection.
Durkin’s vehicle went off the road and struck a tree following impact; Bebo’s vehicle went off-road and struck a stop sign.
Bebo was cited for failure to yield and was at fault in the accident.
Durkin was cited for driving under suspension as a result of the OVI arrest earlier in the day.

“We were immediately made aware of the situation, and coach Durkin was placed on administrative leave Aug. 24 while the university investigated the incident,” athletics director Chris Kingston said Thursday night. “A final decision on coach Durkin’s status at the university will follow that inquiry.
“We are shocked and disappointed by the decision making that went into the incident, and we’re thankful that nobody was injured. This is inconsistent with what we believe in as an athletic department, and it is my hope that this will become a teachable moment that everyone will learn from.”

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 14:26

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