Topper Basketball Assistant Boyden Charged with DUI

By: James Brandenburg Email
By: James Brandenburg Email

Western Kentucky University men's basketball assistant David Boyden was arrested early Friday morning in Bowling Green and charged with four traffic violations, including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Boyden, who was hired as part of head coach Ken McDonald's staff in April, was initially stopped for driving 73 mph in a 45 mph zone of Russellville Road according to a citation obtained from the Bowling Green Police Department. After being stopped, police say Boyden initially refused a field sobriety test, but then agreed and his blood-alcohol content was found to be .115 by Breathalyzer. The legal limit in Kentucky is .08.

In addition to speeding and DUI, Boyden was charged with possession of an open container and failure to provide proof of insurance. He was arraigned in Warren District Court Friday morning and released on $750 unsecured bond. Boyden is due back in court August 28th for a pre-trial conference.

"I am obviously disappointed," McDonald said in a statement released Friday morning by WKU. "We will treat this matter seriously and handle it internally as we move forward. This is a very important learning experience for David."

Boyden came to WKU from Eastern Kentucky, where he'd been an assistant to head coach Jeff Neubauer the last three seasons. The Richmond, Va. native played four seasons at WKU from 2000-2003, helping the Hilltoppers to the NCAA tournament his last three years. His 1,167 career points ranks 27th all-time at WKU and he led the Hilltoppers in total rebounds as a junior and a as a senior.


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