Citrus Park Christian football coach charged with DUI (updated)



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Sun. October 6, 2013 | Kelly Parsons

TAMPA — Nathan Galan, the first-year head football coach at Citrus Park Christian, has been put on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with a DUI early Sunday morning.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Galan, 25, was found passed out in the driver’s seat of his car, the keys in the ignition and the car still running, near the intersection of Woodlynne Avenue North and Lambright Street West.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue determined Galan’s condition wasn’t medical, the report states, and the arresting officer detected the smell of alcohol on Galan’s breath.

Galan was arrested at 4:15 a.m. and taken to the Falkenburg Road Jail on a bond of $500. Galan was still in jail at the time of this report, the Sheriff’s Office said.

In the state of Florida, a person is presumed to be impaired with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher. Galan's breath test resulted in a .140/.149, according to the arrest report.

Citrus Park became the county’s 34th varsity football team this season that’s a member of Florida High School Athletic Association, and the Eagles are in their inaugural season of playing 11-man football.

Before coming to Citrus Park, Galan, who also serves as the school’s physical education and computer teacher, played defensive end at Eastern Illinois. Galan was defensive coordinator for Victory Christian in 2012.

"Pending an investigation by our school and the administration, we’ll make a determination on what we’re going to do,” athletic director Mike Guastella said about Galan's future at the school.

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