Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to say that the coach refused to take a breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest, according to Florence police.

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — A Williamsburg County football coach arrested Friday night on a DUI charge has been placed on paid administrative leave, the school district said on Monday.

Byron Abram, a teacher, head coach and athletic director at Hemingway High School, was arrested by Florence police and charged with one count of driving under the influence. He chose not to take a breathalyzer test, according to Florence police.

Abram was released Saturday afternoon on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.

In a statement, the school district said it is working with Hemingway High School administrators and Florence County law enforcement officials during the investigation.

Abram is in his first year as the football team’s head coach and athletic director at the school, according to News13 Sports Director Chris Parks.

Hemingway lost its season-opener 44-0 against Lamar on Saturday at home. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was pushed back because of inclement weather.

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