Marshall Coach Duhon Charged with DWI

Marshall Coach Duhon Charged with DWI

Marshall Coach Duhon Charged with DWI

Marshall Coach Duhon Charged with DWI: On November 30, 2015 Deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office found Chris Duhon unconscious in his Ford Escape.  Duhon was a second round draft pick in the NBA and was a star point guard for Coach K at Duke.  Duhon helped win a National Championship for Duke during his tenure there.  Duhon is an assistant basketball coach at Marshall University and has been since 2014.

Marshall Coach Duhon Charged with DWI: Duhon was aroused from his slumber by the Deputies who insistently urged him to attempt roadside gymnastics called the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  According to law enforcement, Duhon failed two field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI.  Of course, if you read the Standardized Field Sobriety Test manuals, the tests are not pass/fail.  Instead, they provide a probability of a blood alcohol content over or under the legal limit, 0.08 grams/210 liters of breath.  Law Enforcement attempts to turn them into impairment tests and also into failures.  These positions are not supported by the science.  Duhon also had red eyes and slurred speech.  #MarshallCoachDuhonChargedWithDWI

Marshall Coach Duhon Charged with DWI: Duhon was eventually given the choice of blowing into the evidential breath tester, the EC/IR II.  Duhon alleged blew a .202 grams per 210 liters of breath according to the media.  I suspect that his not correct, since the evidential breath tester is usually rounded down to two digits.  The preliminary breath testers or PBTs are usually described in three digits.

Marshall Coach Duhon Charged with DWI: Marshall University has suspended Duhon now before his trial assuming that since he was charged he must be guilty.  This disregard for actual proof of guilt is rampant in our society.  To be charged, for many, is the same as being found guilty.  That is not consistent with the American Criminal Justice system dictates.  #MarshallCoachDuhonChargedWithDWI

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