There’s drinking and then there’s DRINKIN’! And City High (Iowa City) wrestling coach Brad Smith was allegedly doing the latter. How do we know? He was arrested in July for drunk driving while going the wrong way down a freeway coming right toward a police car. When stopped, Smith appeared to be intoxicated and a breathalyzer confirmed that, as the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame coach blew an incredible .241% BAC, more than three times the legal limit of .08%. Smith’s efforts land him at #18 on our all time list of sports boozers, more commonly known as the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings. (And, if a .241 lands you at #18, you’re going to want to see what the guy in the #1 spot did to earn that spot.)
Here’s more on Coach Smith’s arrest from the Press Citizen:
City High wrestling coach and former national wrestling champion Brad Smith is accused of driving drunk last month.
Smith, 56, was charged with drunken driving and driving the wrong way down a one-way street on July 2 in Coralville. According to the arrest report, Smith was driving on Highway 965 in Coralville just after midnight on July 2. Police said he was southbound in the northbound lanes between Commerce Drive and Holiday Road and was headed toward a marked North Liberty Police Department squad car.
After he was pulled over by a Coralville Police officer, he was determined to have a .241 blood alcohol level, more than three times the legal .08 limit for operating a motor vehicle. He also had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and impaired balance, and admitted to drinking, police said.