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Eric Bieniemy Arrested in DUI Case

April 17, 2001 GMT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Eric Bieniemy, a former Colorado star who is now an assistant coach with the football team, was arrested for investigation of drunken driving.

Bieniemy was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after being stopped for driving with his headlights off, weaving and turning without signaling, according to an arrest report.

The 31-year-old coach said he had two beers about an hour before he was stopped, the report said.

Bieniemy took a blood test to determine his blood-alcohol level but results were not expected for several days.

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He was booked at the county jail and released. He is scheduled to appear in court June 4.

A telephone number for Bieniemy was not listed.

School officials were to meet Tuesday regarding possible discipline.

Bieniemy was hired as running backs coach in January after serving last season as a a high school running backs coach in Denver.

Bieniemy was an All-American tailback on Colorado’s co-national championship team in 1990. He rushed for 3,940 yards and scored 41 touchdowns, records that remain unbroken.

He was drafted in 1991 and played for San Diego, Cincinnati and Philadelphia. He retired in 1999.

Bieniemy had other brushes with the law and the school once banned him from campus. The ban was lifted so Bieniemy could pursue a sociology degree. He is expected to graduate in May.