07/01/2010 02:04 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

University Of Georgia Athletic Director ARRESTED For DUI, Had Previously Filmed 'Don't Drink And Drive' PSA (WATCH)

Damon Evans, athletic director at the University of Georgia, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with driving under the influence.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

A Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled over Evans, in his 2009 BMW, shortly before midnight at Roswell Road and Chastain Drive.

The trooper arrested him on charges of DUI and failure to maintain his lane, and took him to the Atlanta city jail. Evans refused to take a breath test, Wright said.

Evans has since been released from jail. His five-year contract with the university, under which he will be afforded a $110,000 raise, begins today. He became the school's athletic director in 2004.

Evans is the star of a public service announcement urging students and sports fans not to drink and drive played at UGA home games, SportsByBrooks reported. "If you drink and drive, you lose," Evans says in the video.