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High school coach arrested for drunken driving, drugs

WOLSEY (AP) — Authorities in eastern South Dakota say a long-time high school boys coach has been arrested for driving drunk and drug possession.

The Beadle County State's Attorney's Office says Gordon Hooks-William, an employee of the Wolsey-Wessington School District, was arrested for first-offense drunken driving, possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and obstructing an officer.

KELO-TV reports the South Dakota High School Athletic Association lists Hooks-Williams as the Warbirds' football and boys' basketball head coach and a physical education teacher. He's been the team's football coach since 2007.

The school district declined comment, saying it's a personnel matter. A phone listing for Hooks-Williams could not be found.

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