BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor High School basketball coach has resigned in the aftermath of his weekend arrest for operating under the influence.
Varsity coach Carl Parker told the Bangor Daily News on Tuesday that he feels awful but added that “if you screw up, you’ve got to own it.”
Parker said he was returning from a Class AA North coaches meeting in Lewiston on Saturday when his car slid on ice while passing a vehicle on I-95. State Police confirmed Tuesday that Parker was arrested at the scene of the fender bender. His blood-alcohol content wasn’t immediately known.
Parker’s departure came on the same day Bangor was to play at Windham in a Class AA North quarterfinal game. Jon McAllian, the Rams’ junior varsity coach, was set to handle coaching duties.