Lindenwood Coach Drove Wrong Way on I-70 Before Assaulting Officers, Police Say

Kyle Friesenhahn has been placed on unpaid leave from his diving coach position until the case is settled; he also lost a part-time coaching job with Fort Zumwalt high schools.

A Lindenwood University diving coach was stopped for driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 and brought into custody before he spit at and attempted to assault officers, St. Peters Police said.

Patch reported earlier that Kyle Friesenhahn, 25, of the 1000 block of Pine Street in St. Charles, was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer.

Officer Melissa Doss, spokesperson for St. Peters Police, said the department requested the St. Charles County Prosecutor’s Office to file driving while intoxicated charges against Friesenhahn.

Officers stopped Friesenhahn, Lindenwood’s head diving coach, for driving westbound in the eastbound lanes on I-70 near Mid Rivers Mall on Feb. 2, Doss said.

Friesenhahn was taken to the St. Peters Justice Center, and as he was going through the booking process, he became combative and tried twice to punch officers, Doss told Patch.

He also began spitting on officers, she said.

When officers asked him to perform a sobriety test, he faked a convulsion on the floor. Officers called for an ambulance, but paramedics said there was nothing physically wrong with Friesenhahn. Doss said he was verbally abusive to the paramedics and refused to cooperate with them.

Friesenhahn has been placed on unpaid leave from his position with Lindenwood University until the case has been settled, according to an article on stltoday.com.

He lost his part-time coaching job with Fort Zumwalt high schools as a result of the incident, according to the article.


For more articles on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:

  • Police: Woman Assaulted Officer During DWI Arrest
  • Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Driver in DWI Crash That Killed St. Peters Woman
  • St. Peters Woman Charged with Assault in Four-Car Crash
M Brock February 20, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Sad example for our kids...I just don't see anything positive coming from drinking.
Bill March 01, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Ha Ha!


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