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ASP: Coach faces DWI, child endangerment

Kevin Kyzer (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office Via Vinelink) Kevin Kyzer (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office Via Vinelink)
(KAIT) -

A high school basketball coach in Northwest Arkansas is in trouble with the law after he reportedly drove a school bus while intoxicated with nine children on board.

According to a press release from the Arkansas State Police, Kevin Kyzer of Knoxville, Ark. was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a minor. 

ASP said police got a call around 5 p.m. Friday about Kyzer, who formerly coached at East Poinsett County, being intoxicated and driving a Lamar school bus.

The bus was found east of Altus around 5:30 p.m. and Kyzer was arrested without incident. 

School officials went to the scene and made arrangements for the children to get home safely. 

According to a report from Little Rock television station KATV, Kyzer is the basketball coach at Lamar High School. 

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