SACRAMENTO, Calif. – An assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
The California Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Mario Elie was taken into custody at 1:15 a.m. Thursday in downtown Sacramento after an officer pulled him over for a broken taillight.
The officer reported smelling alcohol in the car and said Elie showed signs of being intoxicated.
The CHP says a breath test showed the first-year Kings coach had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Elie was booked into Sacramento County Jail and released after posting bail.
A message left for Elie through the Kings was not immediately returned.
The Kings beat the Washington Wizards 116-91 in Sacramento on Wednesday night.