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Bethel coach Britt charged with DWI

Oct. 1, 2012 at 2:22 PM

MCKENZIE, Tenn., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Jeff Britt, coach of the Bethel University men's basketball team, a Division II school in Tennessee, was arrested for drunken driving, police said.

Jeff Britt, who has coached the team for 13 seasons, was pulled over by Weakley County sheriff's deputies who said Britt's vehicle was swerving. They found Britt inside with an open container of alcohol at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, WBBJ-TV, Jackson, reported.

Britt was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, having an open container and failing to maintain his lane. He is being held in lieu of $1,500 bond, the TV station reported.