UH punter suspended following DUI no-contest plea

Alex Dunnachie
Alex Dunnachie

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii Warriors punter Alex Dunnachie made an appearance in Honolulu District Court on Friday, pleading no contest to a drunk driving charge.

According to Dunnachie's attorney, Paul Cunney, Warriors Head Coach Norm Chow has suspended the 21 year old indefinitely.

Chow released the following statement on Friday:

"Alex made a very poor choice several weeks ago and he's expressed to me his remorse for his actions. Alex will rejoin the team to participate in fall camp on Monday, however, he is suspended indefinitely from game participation. He will need to prove to the coaches, and more importantly his teammates, that he's worthy to suit up this year."

Police arrested Dunnachie on suspicion of driving under the influence on July 7.

Dunnachie was not at the first UH warriors practice on Thursday.

"Basically, I just need to move on from this. It's been an unfortunate event that happened, and I miss being part of the team," Dunnachie said. "I miss the whole change that's coming along at UH."

Dunnachie says he looks forward to putting this all behind him and will come out as a stronger person.

"I respect everything Coach Chow is doing for the program," Dunnachie said. "I'm just trying to show to him that I'm a real team leader and that I can move on from this."

Dunnachie is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 24.

Hawaii News Now's Sports Director Chris Tanaka will have more on this story tonight on Hawaii News Now starting at 5 p.m.

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