Few guilty

Few was suspended for two preseason games and the season opener following his arrest last month in Idaho.

During a court hearing last week, Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few pleaded guilty to driving under the influence after being pulled over and arrested in Idaho last month.

According to court documents obtained by the Spokesman-Review, Few has to pay a $1,000 fine and must complete 24 hours of community service to avoid four days in jail.

Few’s license has been suspended until early January, however he’s been granted temporary driving privileges to travel to and from work and to other essential locations starting in November. While driving unsupervised, he’ll be required to use an ignition interlock device for the next year.

According to Few’s attorney, the head coach has already completed a drug and alcohol class required by the court.

“I’m very, very sorry. It won’t happen again,” Few said, according to court transcripts. 

Few was pulled over on Sept. 6 while driving near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In a report filed by by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Few “was called in driving erratically” and nearly hit a traffic sign three times. The officer who pulled him over said that Few smelled of alcohol, in which Few admitted he had a few beers after initially denying alcohol consumption.

“I deeply regret disappointing any of the members of the community, the young men and women who comprise my campus community, and the University as a whole,” Few said in a statement on Sept. 7.

On Oct. 9, Few was suspended from the Bulldogs’ two preseason games and the season opener against Dixie State. He’ll be back on the sidelines Nov. 13 when the Zags take on No. 5 Texas in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Cole Forsman is a sports editor. Follow him on Twitter: @CGForsman.

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