ESPN Host Fired After DUI Arrest

Being arrested for DUI is far more than an inconvenience after you get caught. Facing a DUI charge can mean not only a lot of embarrassment; it can also mean the loss of your insurance, losing your driver’s license, or even losing your job.

According to a recent story appearing on the NY Post website, ESPN College GameDay host anchor Harry Lyles Jr. after being arrested in a DUI incident last week.

On October 30, 2021, the ESPN broadcast crew was covering the UCLA and Oregon game in town. After the match, two Los Angeles Police Department officers were stopped at a marked crosswalk and were waiting for a pedestrian to cross the street. Lyles Jr rear-ended the stopped police cruiser with his vehicle.

The two police officers inside the cruiser suffered minor injuries. Lyles Jr. was uninjured.

During the investigation of the incident, police discovered that Lyles had been driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit of .08 percent.

Lyles Jr. was placed under arrest and booked into Los Angeles County Jail. A judge set Lyles Jr.’s bond at $100,000. Lyles Jr. was released after posting bail.

Earlier this week, ESPN fired Lyles over the incident.

“I deeply regret what happened and take full responsibility for my actions,” Henry Lyles Jr. said in a statement.

Lyles Jr. is due to appear in court to answer the charges against him on February 24, 2022.

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