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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Pittsburg State University football coach arrested on suspicion of DUI

  • According to police reports, Pittsburg State University head football coach Chuck Broyles was arrested late Tuesday night in Galena, Kan., and charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.

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  • According to police reports, Pittsburg State University head football coach Chuck Broyles was arrested late Tuesday night in Galena and charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.
    Broyles issued a statement through the university Friday. In that statement, Broyles said he is “embarrassed” by his recent actions.
    “I’ve always told our players, ‘Don’t ever do anything to embarrass me, this football program or the university, because there have been a lot of great things that have gone on here and you don’t want to diminish that. You are the only one who is responsible for your actions.’
    “Now, I’m the one who is embarrassed. I hope others will not judge me too harshly or let this incident tarnish the PSU football program, Dr. Scott or the university. I am the one who made a poor choice and I am the only one who is responsible for my actions.”
    Pitt State President Dr. Steve Scott said in a related statement Friday that he is “deeply saddened and profoundly disappointed by this news.”
    “Drinking and driving is a serious problem and we do not take these things lightly,” Scott said. “I appreciate Coach Broyles immediately bringing this to my attention and I know he understands the gravity of this incident.”
    Scott said that he will meet with Broyles after the Thanksgiving holiday to further discuss the matter.
    Galena Police Chief Larry Delmont said that Broyles was initially stopped as part of a week-long traffic enforcement effort by the Galena Police Department on the south edge of town. Delmont said that Broyles was pulled over for speeding.
    "When he was stopped, he was tested for DUI," Delmont said.
    He added that Broyles' blood-alcohol level was over the state limit of .08.
    From there, he was arrested and booked at the City of Galena Police Department and was later released.
    "The officer used his discretion and allowed someone to come and pick him up," Delmont said.
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