Missouri assistant football coach arrested by campus police on suspicion of DWI

Bruce Walker, an assistant coach on the Missouri football team, was arrested late Monday evening by University of Missouri police on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

According to UMPD Captain Brian Weimer, the arresting officers report said they arrived in the parking lot of Mizzou Athletic Training Complex at 11:14 p.m.

“When the officers came up,” Weimer told The Star, “(Walker) was behind the wheel of a running car.”

According to a Columbia attorney consulted by Walker, the MU assistant coach and two other staffers were loading coolers in the back of Walker’s pickup truck, but a taxi that Walker had previously called to take him home was on the scene. Weimer said he could not discuss the results of a breathalyzer test.

The MU football coaching staff, including some of the coaches' wives, had just returned by bus from a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.

As of midday on Tuesday, Walker had not been charged.

Chad Moller, a spokesman for the MU athletic department and football team, said athletic department officials were aware of the incident, they were gathering information and that the situation would be handled internally.