U-M director of football operations charged with OUI

The University of Michigan director of football operations has been charged with one count of operating while intoxicated.

According to court records, Jim Minick's charge was filed May 28. His arraignment and pretrial is set for July 1.

Minick had been suspended by the school after his arrest on suspicion of DUI in Pittsfield Twp. on May 9. 

Police say he was arrested at Airport Blvd. and State Street.

Police said they were called to the intersection on a report of a single-car crash. Minick told officers that another car went into his lane and he swerved to avoid it and crashed into a ditch. 

He told police the other car drove off and did not hit his 2015 GMC Yukon.

Police said they believed Minick had been drinking and they asked him to take a breathalyzer. He refused and police said they drew blood and arrested him. 

He has not been charged pending the toxicology results.

A few days after the arrest, he released the following statement: 

"I'm not going to make any excuses. I'll face the consequences of my actions. I regret the difficult position in which this has put my family and my employer."

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