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Posted on: February 15, 2011 12:44 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli
This is not the best first impression for Terry Lantz to make at Ball State. Lantz was hired by head coach Pete Lembo on February 4 to be the team's secondary coach, and early Sunday morning, Lantz was pulled over and charged with drunk driving in Muncie.
Lantz was stopped at 1:09 a.m. Sunday at the corner of University Avenue and Dill Street by Muncie Police Sgt. Brad Wiemer after Lantz did not dim his headlights while driving on University. Officer Stash Hellis was dispatched to assist.
The veteran assistant coach, who came to Ball State after 10 years at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., failed three field sobriety tests, according to Hellis in a probable cause affidavit.
"While talking with him about why he had been stopped, I could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and noticed that his eyes were red and glassy," Hellis said in the affidavit."Terry Lantz is a family man who has a reserved and unassuming demeanor," said Lembo in a statement following the arrest. "He is extremely embarrassed about this situation. Good people sometimes make poor decisions."
However, what Lembo would not comment on was whether or not this arrest would affect Lantz's job status at Ball State.
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