Autauga Academy headmaster comments on coach’s arrest

Autauga Academy headmaster comments on coach’s arrest
Autauga Academy’s head football coach Robert Carr has been charged with a DUI, according to Autauga County Jail records. (Source: Autauga County Jail)

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - Autauga Academy’s head football coach has been charged with a DUI, according to Autauga County Jail records.

Robert Lee Carr is listed in the inmate roster of the jail with a charge of DUI-Alcohol. He was booked Sunday morning at 3:41 a.m. then released at 1:39 p.m. Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson said Carr was arrested on Sheila Boulevard in the early morning hours Sunday.

Autauga Academy’s headmaster Larry Pickett issued this statement:

“Early this morning our head football coach and athletic director, Bobby Carr, was charged with DUI in the city of Prattville. These are serious allegations and certainly not the conduct that is expected of any employee of Autauga Academy. Our school is very much a family and although this conduct is not acceptable by our standards, we will handle this situation as a family privately. Coach Carr has been a tremendous asset to our school and the entire Autauga Academy family. Due to the existing circumstances, Coach Carr will not participate in the upcoming AISA All-Star game on December 6th. Autauga Academy will not comment further on this matter.”

According to county officials, Carr was arrested in Prattville and the city prosecutor will handle the case. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Carr took over as Autauga Academy’s head coach in 2017. Under his leadership, Autauga Academy’s Generals won their second straight 2A title on Nov. 22.

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