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Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Busted For DUI, Denies He Was Drunk At All

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Usually when you get busted for a DUI, you're busted because you were in fact driving drunk.

According to Atlanta Hawks head coach, Micahel Budenholzer, just because he was arrested for a DUI doesn't mean it was right — and he's now claiming he wasn't driving drunk at all. Oh, and he says he has proof!

Last night around 10:30 in Atlanta, the coach was pulled over because the coach's car had a broken taillight, which then turned into the cops saying they smelled booze on his breath. Like cops will do, they asked him to do some field sobriety tests, which the coach did… except he totally REFUSED the breathalyzer!

So he passed the tests, right? That's his proof?

Nope, he performed poorly in all of them, and claimed he only had 1 glass of wine. That's when he was carted off to jail for 5 hours.

Afterwards, his lawyer claims he went to a local hospital for a blood test that showed he had a B.A.C. of less than .01, but we mean, come on — that was 5 hours later!

Here's what the coach said in a statement:

"I apologize to the fans and to the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon my family and the organization while the legal process evolves and I contest these misdemeanor charges."

Seems shady to us to turn down the breathalyzer, do poorly during the other tests, and then claim the cops were wrong after you've had time to sober up!

We're anxious to see if anyone believes him!

[Image via AP Images.]

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