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Griz basketball player arrested for alleged DUI

By Emily Adamson, KECI Reporter, eadamson@keci.com
Published On: May 20 2013 06:14:38 PM MDT
Updated On: May 21 2013 09:09:10 AM MDT
SPENCER COLEMAN
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A University of Montana Griz basketball player was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Monday morning.

21-year-old Spencer Coleman, a junior forward for the Griz last season was arrested for a misdemeanor DUI offense.

Coleman was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Monday after an officer spotted a broken tail lamp on his car as it was stopped on a street for several moments before pulling into a bar parking lot.

Court records say Coleman spoke with slurred speech, had red, glossy eyes and smelled of alcohol. He refused a breath test.

Missoula Muncipal Court staff tell NBC Montana that Coleman will likely face a judge Tuesday.

In February, Coleman was charged with speeding and being a minor in possession of alcohol.