Vanderbilt assistant football coach pleads guilty to DUI - WKRN News 2

Vanderbilt assistant football coach pleads guilty to DUI

Posted: Updated: March 5, 2014 12:13 PM CST
Vavae Tata, 37, pleaded guilty to DUI Wednesday morning. Vavae Tata, 37, pleaded guilty to DUI Wednesday morning.
(Courtesy: Metro Police Department) (Courtesy: Metro Police Department)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A newly-hired Vanderbilt University assistant football coach arrested last month for DUI pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday morning.

As part of the plea deal, Vavae Tata will lose his license for a year.  He will also have to take an alcohol safety course, perform 24 hours of community service and pay a $350 fine.

All but 48 hours of his 11-month, 29-day jail sentence was suspended.  He will be on probation for the remainder of the time.

Tata, 37, was arrested on February 18 after he struck two parked cars on West End Avenue then fled the scene on foot.

He was located a few blocks away and blew a .18 percent, more than twice the legal blood-alcohol limit of .08 percent in Tennessee.

Recently hired to be a part of new head coach Derek Mason's coaching staff, Tata was suspended indefinitely following his arrest pending an investigation.

Mason hired Tata to coach the defensive line.

Previous Stories:

Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.