Chris Duhon, a former Duke basketball player, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Monday morning. Authorities in Eleanor, West Virginia responded to a call and discovered Duhon passed out in his Ford Escape that was still running. Police subjected Duhon to three separate field sobriety tests in which he failed, and he was visibly intoxicated with red eyes and slurred speech. As he was being booked in the Putnam County jail, his blood alcohol level was .202 on a breathalyzer test. Duhon is the assistant basketball coach at Marshall and has been suspended from the college for violating their policies. Along with being a standout athlete at Duke, he also played in the NBA for nine seasons.
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