Roseville High School cheer coach arrested Sunday on DUIBy: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
A Roseville High School cheer coach was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence with a student in the car with her.
According to Sonoma State University officials, an employee saw Vega driving erratically on campus Sunday night and immediately called campus police.
Before campus police arrived, Vega’s vehicle struck a large tree, according to university officials. No injuries were reported, according to Sonoma State University officials, and the vehicle sustained minor damage.
A 17-year-old girl in the car with Vega was taken back to the university’s residence halls after the accident, according to university officials.
Vega cheered for California State University at Sacramento but was removed from the team for an unspecified reason, according to KCRA.
Roseville Joint Union High Assistant Superintendent Brad Basham emailed a statement to Gold Country Media, “On Monday, July 23, 2018, the RJUHSD was made aware of an incident that occurred Sunday evening involving a Roseville High School Cheer Coach. The District learned the coach was arrested for driving under the influence while chaperoning student athletes at a cheer camp. The coach has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by district officials.”
Basham went on to assure parents of the district’s mission going forward: “The safety and security of students remains our number one priority. We will continue to refine, communicate and reinforce our expectations regarding the conduct of district coaches and chaperones.”