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WKU DC gets busted for DUI in Baton Rouge, still coaches against LSU

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Baton Rouge is already known to be party central on game day. Even opposing coaches are getting in on the action.

At around 1 a.m. Saturday morning — the day of Western Kentucky’s game against LSU — WKU defensive coordinator Lance Guidry was arrested by Baton Rouge police for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.123, the Western Kentucky Herald is reporting via documents obtained by the Baton Rouge Advocate.

A police report states that Guidry was swerving in his vehicle and failed a field sobriety test. He was booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and hit with a second-degree DWI charge. Guidry had been arrested twice before for DWI’s.

Hours later, though, Guidry was in the press box of Tiger Stadium coaching his defense against LSU. The Hilltoppers kept it close for a half before eventually losing 42-9. WKU’s athletic office and coach Willie Taggart had no comment on the arrest.

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10 Responses to “WKU DC gets busted for DUI in Baton Rouge, still coaches against LSU”
  1. southernpatriots says: Nov 13, 2011 3:24 PM

    This is his third DWI? Coach Guidry demonstrates he has a problem which could result in the injury or death of another.

    Lance needs help and some kind of intervention, by friends, and/or of the court system. How many DWIs in Kentucky do you need to have your license suspended or revoked?

    WKU kept it competitive in the first quarter, then they had little more influence on the game, and LSU dominated by the third quarter. As a commentator later said, they took their money and their lives back to Kentucky with no serious injury, so they were happy.

  2. bonami1 says: Nov 13, 2011 4:14 PM

    If that had been a player would he have been on the field-NO! What kind of example is that for a coach to set. I think he is a disgrace to the sport.

  3. cometkazie says: Nov 13, 2011 4:23 PM

    Lance Guidry sounds like a SLa. name.

    The BR Advocate story is here

    If that url doesn’t go thru, go to

    He is a La native and played at McNeese, graduating in ’95. Has a DWI from 1990 and one from 2003.

  4. cometkazie says: Nov 13, 2011 4:23 PM

    Let’s try again

  5. stairwayto7 says: Nov 13, 2011 5:27 PM

    Western Kentucky is Div 1? I thought you only reported on div 1 schools???

  6. John Taylor says: Nov 13, 2011 6:24 PM

    “Western Kentucky is Div 1? I thought you only reported on div 1 schools???”

    You aren’t very bright, are you?

  7. charliereno says: Nov 13, 2011 10:20 PM

    Way to set the example for the student athletes. Both WKU and Giggidy-Guidry are guilty as hell in this one.

  8. kineticken says: Nov 14, 2011 12:44 PM

    What in the world is a 2nd degree DUI charge? Either he was within the legal limit or he wasn’t (In this case he wasn’t). Does this mean that he can continue to drive? Will he keep his job after showing up inebriated for a game? I know that 3 DUIs will put you in prison in a number of states and have to wonder the policy is in Kentucky. This man should be sent to prison before he gets behind of the wheel after drinking for a 4th time and kills or maims others. (what if he loses control in a school zone just as it is sending the pupils home? I lost a wonderful 18 year old nephew to a drunk and that is a tragedy that I will always remember.

  9. ghengy says: Nov 14, 2011 6:54 PM

    Interesting to note, Guidry is the father of Janzen Jackson, former All SEC Safety from Tennessee that Dooley kicked off the team in August after failing a substance test. Crazy!

  10. cometkazie says: Nov 14, 2011 8:34 PM

    kineticken says:
    Nov 14, 2011 12:44 PM
    What in the world is a 2nd degree DUI charge?

    There is no such thing in Louisiana, altho the newspaper article I references said he had a DWI from 1990, when he must have been in high school, and another in 2003. Doesn’t say where, but I don’t think there is a national clearing house for DWIs. I don’t believe a conviction in one state carries over to other states.

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