A Gallatin high school basketball coach arrested for DUI last week will continue to teach at the school until his charge is resolved, according to Sumner County schools spokesman Jeremy Johnson.
Malcolm Montgomery, 44, was arrested by Gallatin police Feb. 18 and charged with DUI first offense, according to a police affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions court.
Montgomery, who is the girls’ basketball coach at Gallatin High School, was pulled over by police at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday after failing to stop at a four-way stop sign in the Cambridge Farms subdivision.
The affidavit states that officers smelled “the odor of an intoxicating beverage” on Montgomery’s breath, and asked him how much he had to drink. After first telling police he had nothing to drink, Montgomery later stated that he drank a beer and a vodka and cranberry drink earlier at a Gallatin restaurant. His 12-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time of his arrest.
After not performing well on several sobriety tests, Montgomery was arrested and charged with DUI first offense, according to the affidavit. He also refused a blood draw and was charged with implied consent.
The Gallatin girls’ basketball team ended its season with a loss to Wilson Central on Feb. 17, concluding the season with a 5-19 record.
Montgomery was named the team’s coach in April following Kim Kendrick who resigned after leading the Lady Wave program for 18 seasons. The coach is also currently in his first year of teaching physical education at the school, according to Johnson.
“Since this was a non-school related incident that happened on his personal time, his status with the school system is unchanged,” Johnson said.
Montgomery posted a $2,500 bond on Feb. 19 and is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on May 17.
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