Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer not guilty in DUI case

Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been found not guilty of DUI charges.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( reports that the jury deliberated for less than three hours on Monday before returning the verdict around 5:20 p.m. He was cleared on a DUI-driving less safe charge. Budenholzer was found guilty of driving with a broken tail light and fined $150.

Budenholzer testified in his own defense about when troopers stopped him in August of 2013 for allegedly driving with his lights off and arrested him on suspicion of DUI.

According to WSB-TV (, Budenholzer has said he thinks the trooper may have been confused about him being impaired because he has chronic redness around his eyes, previous ankle injuries and a foot surgery that causes imbalance.

Information from: WSB-TV,