- Associated Press - Thursday, December 9, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) - An assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

The California Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Mario Elie was taken into custody at 1:15 a.m. Thursday in downtown Sacramento after an officer pulled him over for a broken taillight.

The officer reported smelling alcohol in the car and said Elie showed signs of being intoxicated.

The CHP says a breath test showed the first-year Kings coach had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Elie was booked into Sacramento County Jail and released after posting bail.

A message left for Elie through the Kings was not immediately returned.

The Kings beat the Washington Wizards 116-91 in Sacramento on Wednesday night.