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St. John’s coach facing drunk driving charge

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St. John's Jesuit coach Ed Heintschel reacts to a call during a Division I boys basketball district semifinals against Springfield. (Courtesy: The Blade) St. John's Jesuit coach Ed Heintschel reacts to a call during a Division I boys basketball district semifinals against Springfield. (Courtesy: The Blade)

Saint John's Jesuit basketball coach Ed Heintschel, who celebrated his 600th career win last month, is facing a drunken driving charge.

Heintschel was pulled over at the end of November for not using his turn signal and almost hitting another vehicle. He registered 0.14 blood alcohol content.

A pretrial in the case is scheduled for Tuesday. According to St. John's principal Brad Bonham, Heintschel has been a valued member of the faculty for over 30 years, serving as a teacher, counselor, and basketball coach. 

Bonham says the school is standing behind Heintschel.

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