Lindenwood Coach Drove Wrong Way on I-70 Before Assaulting Officers, Police Say
Kyle Friesenhahn has been placed on unpaid leave from his diving coach position until the case is settled; he also lost a part-time coaching job with Fort Zumwalt high schools.
Officer Melissa Doss, spokesperson for St. Peters Police, said the department requested the St. Charles County Prosecutor’s Office to file driving while intoxicated charges against Friesenhahn.
Friesenhahn was taken to the St. Peters Justice Center, and as he was going through the booking process, he became combative and tried twice to punch officers, Doss told Patch.
He also began spitting on officers, she said.
When officers asked him to perform a sobriety test, he faked a convulsion on the floor. Officers called for an ambulance, but paramedics said there was nothing physically wrong with Friesenhahn. Doss said he was verbally abusive to the paramedics and refused to cooperate with them.
Friesenhahn has been placed on unpaid leave from his position with Lindenwood University until the case has been settled, according to an article on stltoday.com.
He lost his part-time coaching job with Fort Zumwalt high schools as a result of the incident, according to the article.