Franklin coach suspended, charged with DUI

A Franklin High School football coach and Macon County School employee has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with driving under the influence.

Coach Tony Plemmons was arrested August 31 in Seneca, South Carolina after his Chrysler 300 collided with a 1985 Camaro on Highway 76. Seneca Police say the 48-year-old Plemmons failed sobriety tests and registered a blood alcohol level of .16—twice the legal limit.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the accident. Plemmons told officers he was heading home from a Clemson football game, and had consumed about six beers.

He was charged with drunken driving and failure to obey a traffic control device. Aside from coaching, Plemmons is an in-school-suspension coordinator at Franklin High School.