Gonzaga coach pleads guilty to DUI in Cd'A
Staff Writer | October 21, 2021 1:00 AM
COEUR d’ALENE — Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few must pay a fine and complete community service after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.
Coeur d’Alene police pulled 58-year-old Few over around 9 p.m. on Labor Day after receiving a report of a black SUV swerving erratically and speeding.
Few reportedly provided breath samples of 0.11 and 0.12.
In Idaho, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or more.
A first DUI offense is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
“I’m very, very sorry,” Few said in court Friday. “It won’t happen again.”
In lieu of four days in jail, Few must complete 24 hours of community service by next February.
He must use an ignition interlock device while on supervised probation for the next year.
His driver’s license has been suspended for 90 days, beginning Oct. 6, according to court records.
However, beginning in November, Few will be permitted to drive for work purposes and other essential travel.
Few must also pay a $1,000 fine.
First District Judge John Cafferty granted a withheld judgment in the case.
A withheld judgment is a case resolution where the court does not immediately enter judgment.
After the sentence has been completed, the offender can ask the court to dismiss the case retroactively, making it as if the conviction never occurred.
Few, who has led Gonzaga to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 22 seasons as coach, will miss two exhibition games and the first games of the regular season as punishment from school officials.