KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Catholic High School football coach was charged with driving under the influence early Sunday morning.
A Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a car leaving Catholic High School Sunday at a high rate of speed around 1:19 a.m. Sunday.
When stopped, the driver, identified as Andrew Franklin, an assistant football coach with Catholic High School, told the deputy he had just returned from a football game in Kentucky.
The deputy noted Franklin had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet.
He refused to take a blood-alcohol test.
The deputy also noted that after turning on his flashing lights, Franklin passed two opportunities to stop and continued halfway up the westbound ramp to Interstate-40 before stopping.