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Mike Anderson DWI Arrest: Arkansas Coach’s Son Busted For Drunken Driving

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The son of University of Arkansas men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson has been suspended indefinitely from the coaching staff after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

According to Fox Sports, 27-year-old Michael Anderson Jr. was arrested by Fayetteville police on charges of driving while intoxicated shortly after 3 am Sunday (December 2). Police say they pulled Anderson over after he reportedly ran a stop sign and changed lanes improperly.

Following his arrest, Anderson Jr., the Video Coordinator for Razorback’s basketball programs, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 8 am and released later that morning on $2,000 bond.

He has a court date set for January 18, 2013.

Following his son’s arrest, coach Mike Anderson briefly addressed the issue Monday, saying that although he was disappointed, he and his family would continue to support the 27-year-old Mike Anderson Jr.

The elder Anderson then asked for privacy for his family.

KFSM notes it is Anderson’s third DWI arrest, with his previous arrests coming in Fayetteville in January this year and in 2007 while he played for his father at Missouri.

During the January 2012 arrest, police reports show Mike Anderson Jr.’s blood-alcohol level was 0.10 percent, above the 0.08 limit for driving.

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