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BGSU asst. football coach arrested for OVI

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A Bowling Green State University assistant football coach is on leave after he was arrested for drunk driving. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol says a trooper arrested offensive line coach William Durkin at I-75 and East Wooster Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning for OVI.

Later, around 11:20 a.m. that same day, OHSP says Durkin was driving and hit another driver at Hull Prairie Road and Five Point Road in Perrysburg.

His car struck a tree, and the other car hit a stop sign.

The other driver was at fault in the accident, but Durkin was cited for driving under suspension because of the OVI arrest earlier in the day.

BGSU's Athletic Director Chris Kingston sent 13abc a statement about the incident. He says, "This is inconsistent with what we believe in as an athletic department, and my hope is that this will become a teachable moment."

Kingston also says Durkin is on leave as the university investigates. Once the investigation is complete, the school will make a final decision on Durkin's status.

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