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PGA President Paul Levy faces DUI charges

| Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
PGA President Paul Levy speaks during the  PGA Championship Media Day at Bellerive Country Club on June 4, 2018 in St Louis, Mo.
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PGA President Paul Levy speaks during the PGA Championship Media Day at Bellerive Country Club on June 4, 2018 in St Louis, Mo.

INDIO, Calif. — PGA of America president Paul Levy is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge after veering off a road in California and hitting a sign last week.

The PGA of America said it will support Levy as he seeks counseling and deals with the consequences of his arrest.

Palm Desert police said Levy was on Highway 111 late Thursday when he veered off the road and struck the sign. A report from the sheriff's office said he was not injured, but police said he showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution and then booked into the Riverside County Jail. He faces an Aug. 2 court date.

Levy, who was general manager of Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, took over as PGA president in November 2016. This is his final year of a two-year term.

“Paul Levy has accepted responsibility for his terrible lapse in judgment last Thursday,” the PGA of America said in a statement.

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