Western Kentucky Assistant Basketball Coach Ben Hansbrough Resigns

Western Kentucky Assistant Basketball Coach Ben Hansbrough has resigned following his arrest for DUI this past weekend.

According to a citation report, police responded to the report of a collision in the El Mazatlan restaurant parking lot on Nashville Road in Bowling Green at 7:22 p.m. Hansbrough was asked if he had been drinking and stated he had not had an alcoholic beverage since Friday night.

Hansbrough agreed to a standard field sobriety test and showed indicators of alcohol influence during the test. He was placed in custody at which time Bessette could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on Hansbrough’s person.

Once at the Warren County Regional Jail, Hansbrough refused to submit to the intoxilyzer. He was booked at 8:43 p.m. and released at 4:16 a.m. Sunday.

WKU associate director of media relations Zach Greenwell said in a statement late today that “WKU men’s basketball assistant coach Ben Hansbrough has resigned to pursue other opportunities.”

Hansbrough was promoted to assistant coach this past off-season after spending two years in an administrative role on Rick Stansbury’s staff. There is no word yet on his replacement.

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