OSU officers helped Sutton into car before crash

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 4:46 pm
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Reports show two Oklahoma State University police officers helped basketball coach Eddie Sutton into his vehicle just moments before he crashed in an alleged drunk driving accident.

The two officers and two OSU athletic department physicians were among several people who rushed to Sutton's aid after he fell in a university parking lot and hit his head.

OSU police officer Justin Hart and part-time reserve officer James Battles Junior both wrote in reports that Sutton didn't appear to be intoxicated.

Blood tests released yesterday show Sutton was nearly three times the legal limit for driving under the influence on February 10th when he crashed his sports utility vehicle into another SUV in an injury accident.

OSU officials say they're reviewing the officer's actions and may conduct an internal review.