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Montana State offensive coordinator Taylor Housewright cited for aggravated DUI

Montana State Bobcats OC Taylor Housewright
Posted at 1:01 PM, May 09, 2023

BOZEMAN — Montana State offensive coordinator Taylor Housewright was cited for aggravated DUI on Saturday in Gallatin County.

According to charging documents obtained by MTN Sports, Housewright was cited at 12:28 a.m. after being pulled over and refusing a blood-alcohol test. In the documents, it is alleged that Housewright had earlier crashed a university-issued vehicle and fled the scene; the description of the violation states that a friend of Housewright's drove the crashed vehicle while Housewright drove a different vehicle.

The crash was then called in by Anderson Towing, the documents state. Housewright was subsequently pulled over by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper outside city limits at the location of Cottonwood and Patterson, according to the documents. Housewright was also cited for failure to give notice of an accident and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in property damage over $1,000.

MSU released a statement Tuesday afternoon:

"Coach Housewright promptly informed the university that he had been charged with a DUI and a courtesy car he was driving (was) damaged on Friday. The university will follow its regular procedures for dealing with personnel matters and await the due-process of the court system. Due to employee privacy laws, the university does not comment on personnel matters."

The charges are misdemeanor first-offense citations, per the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office. According the Sheriff's office, Housewright was arrested and posted bond. He has been ordered to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court on or before June 26.

Housewright has been Montana State's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2021.

Last Nov. 19, MSU defensive coordinator Willie Mack Garza was charged with DUI following the Bobcats' 55-21 victory over Montana. Garza was suspended for Montana State's second-round FCS playoff game against Weber State. He returned for the following week's game against William & Mary.