Western Kentucky baseball coach John Pawlowski, a former College of Charleston head coach, was arrested Friday night and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pawlowski was released from the Warren County Regional Jail on a $500 bond.
“We are aware of the situation and gathering more information,” Western Kentucky associate athletic director Michael Schroeder told reporters.
Pawlowski’s attorney, Brian Lowder, told WBKO television in Bowling Green that the coach’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.021, while Kentucky’s legal limit is .08. The Bowling Green Daily News reported Pawlowski failed field sobriety tests, citing a police report.
Pawlowski is entering his first season at Western Kentucky. He guided the College of Charleston to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments from 2004-2006 and later served as head coach at Auburn.
Earlier this month, Pawlowski was inducted into the College of Charleston Athletic Hall of Fame.