UGA AD urged officer not to arrest

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say the University of Georgia athletic director repeatedly identified himself before his arrest on a charge of drunken driving and urged the patrol officer to let him go.

A Georgia State Patrol officer said in the report obtained Friday by The Associated Press that Damon Evans said, "I am not trying to bribe you but I am the athletic director of the University of Georgia." He also asked the officer if there was "anything you can do without arresting me."

Evans and 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann were arrested late Wednesday after the trooper said he saw Evans driving erratically.

Evans was charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane and Fuhrmann was charged with disorderly conduct.

Evans apologized Thursday. He said Fuhrmann was a friend.

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