Texas coach Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, has been suspended indefinitely with pay by the Longhorns after being arrested for drunken driving early Saturday morning. Garrido failed a field sobriety test near downtown Austin around 1 a.m. Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Travis County Jail officials told the AP that Garrido was not in jail Saturday afternoon but did not release details about his custody status or bond.
DeLoss Dodds, the school’s men’s athletics director, said Garrido would be suspended with pay while the school investigates the incident.
"This is a difficult and regrettable situation that we are taking very seriously," Dodds said in a statement. "I spoke with Coach Garrido and he’s devastated and realizes he made a serious mistake. He deeply regrets putting the university in this position and will act quickly to do what’s right."
Garrido, 69, has a Division I -record 1,629 career wins and has won five national titles, including two at Texas and three at Cal State Fullerton. Texas made four straight College World Series appearances from 2002-’05 but has failed to win a regional since capturing the 2005 national title.
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