Bangor Head Boys Basketball Coach Carl Parker Steps Down

BANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - Carl Parker has abruptly resigned as boys basketball coach at Bangor high school. We were told by school administration this afternoon that Parker was arrested on an operating under the influence charge this past weekend.

He resigned before being relieved of his duties. Parker told the Bangor Daily News that he had been drinking before driving home from a coaches meeting in Lewiston, on Saturday, and was in a car accident.

His blood alcohol content was above the .08 limit.

Bangor has a quarterfinal tournament game tonight at Windham.

Former Bangor and UMaine player Jon McAllian, the JV coach, will coach the team tonight.