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Dashcam video shows Mark Few driving before DUI stop

Video from a Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Engine shows Mark Few’s vehicle drifting down the bike path several times and Few nearly hit a traffic sign.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Newly Released Dashcam video from a Kootenai County Fire and Rescue engine shows Gonzaga head basketball coach Mark Few driving erratically before being pulled over by police and cited for DUI in September.

Few people were called to Coeur d’Alene police by a Kootenai County Fire and Rescue captain after nearly hitting three traffic signs while driving through northern Idaho overnight of September 6, according to court documents. When he was arrested at Dalton Gardens, police smelled alcohol on his breath. He initially refused to get out of his car and only did so when the officer told him it was not optional, documents show. He struggled to stand up straight and had to use the car for support after getting out. Few have finally blown a .119 and .120.

Gonzaga later announced that Few would serve a three-game suspension, missing the team’s two exhibition games against Eastern Oregon on October 31 and Lewis-Clark State on November 5 and the regular season opener against Dixie State on November 9.

KREM obtained dashcam video from the night of Few’s DUI stoppage through a public records request. Video from a Kootenai County fire and rescue engine shows few deviations. His vehicle also drifts several times on the bike path.

At one point, Few almost hit a traffic sign while driving, as shown in the video. In the video, someone in the fire truck is heard saying, “He’s gonna hit that! He’s gonna hit that! Do it! Do it! Oh my God!”

The Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Captain followed Few’s SUV and gave updates on their location as they drove south on 4th Street.

Court documents say the area is a 25mph speed zone. The captain told police few strayed away from the engine as they drove 10mph over that speed limit.

The captain continued to follow Few for approximately two miles until a Coeur d’Alene police officer stopped him at Appleway Avenue. The person in the fire truck responds by saying, “I got it!”

On Friday, October 15, few pleaded guilty to DUI. Sentencing documents show Few was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, perform 24 hours of community service by Feb. 1, 2022, and serve a year of unsupervised probation. He must also have an ignition interlock installed in his vehicle. The judge also ordered that Few’s license be suspended for 90 days beginning Oct. 6. Few will be granted temporary driving privileges from November 5 to and from work.