Associate AD refused breath test

Updated: May 20, 2005, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- An associate athletic director at Cincinnati resigned Friday, the third official in the university's athletic department to be accused of drunken driving in the past year.

Bruce Ivory quit after his arrest in suburban Greenhills, school spokesman Tom Hathaway said.

Ivory was stopped Friday when officers saw his car weaving, Greenhills police Chief Thomas Doyle said. Ivory did poorly on a field sobriety test and refused a breath test. He was charged with drunken driving and is to appear in court May 24, Doyle said.

Ivory could not be reached for comment Friday. His home telephone number is not published.

In March, assistant basketball coach Keith LeGree was arrested and is suspended while the university investigates, Hathaway said. LeGree was arrested less than a year after basketball coach Bob Huggins was suspended for nearly three months after being convicted of drunken driving.

Ivory joined the athletic department in 1984 as assistant football coach and became assistant athletic director for academic services in 1995 after serving as interim director for a year. He was promoted to associate athletic director in 2002.

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