UofL Assistant Football Coach Arrested for DUI

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An assistant football coach at Louisville has been placed on administrative leave following a drunk driving arrest.    

Chris Klenakis -- the tight ends coach -- was arrested early Sunday morning in Shelby County.The citation says dispatchers received multiple calls about a reckless driver on Interstate 64.     It says Klenakis drove through an active construction zone and almost struck a wall.

According to the citation, deputies had to pull Klenakis out of his car.   During a field sobriety test, Klenakis allegedly walked out into the interstate and was almost hit by a truck.     

Deputies found open containers in the car, and multiple empty beer cans crushed up in the passenger seat.

Klenakis blew a .165 on a jail breathalyzer test -- more than twice the legal limit.   He was charged with DUI, reckless driving, wanton endangerment and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

In a statement, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino said "There are high standards in our program for our coaching staff and we must adhere to those standards on a daily basis."  

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