11/28/21 Francisco Vargas

Fransisco Vargas is an assistant coach for the men's tennis team at Purdue.

A Purdue assistant men's tennis coach was arrested Sunday morning after police say they found him intoxicated in his vehicle. 

Officers reported to a call about a disabled vehicle with multiple individuals in it in the southbound lane near Cherry Lane and U.S. Highway 231, according to Purdue police logs.

Francisco Vargas, who joined the men's tennis team as an assistant coach in September 2016, was taken to IU Health Arnett for a blood test, and was later arrested and booked into the Tippecanoe County jail. He has since been released, according to online jail logs. 

Patrick Crawford, associate athletics director for strategic communications, said that the department is "aware" of the incident.

"We will be handling the matter internally from here forward," he said in an email.

PUPD Capt. Song Kang has not yet responded for comment.

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