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."