BONHAM — The Bonham High School assistant football coach who was arrested in February for driving while intoxicated announced his resignation last week.

BONHAM — The Bonham High School assistant football coach who was arrested in February for driving while intoxicated announced his resignation last week.


In the early hours of Feb. 21, an Ector Police Officer observed Joshua Lehde driving 50 mile per hour in a 70 mph zone and swerving on U.S. Highway 82, said Ector Police Chief J.D. Connerley. The officer initiated a traffic stop and conducted a field sobriety test on Lehde, which he failed, Connerley said.


When Lehde refused a blood alcohol level test, the officer obtained a warrant for the test and it was administered at a local hospital.


The officer arrested Lehde for driving while intoxicated. Lehde was released from the Fannin County Jail later Sunday afternoon after his $500 bond was posted. Lehde was an assistant football coach at Bonham High School.


"His resignation is effective at the end of the business day on the last day of instruction this spring," Bonham ISD Superintendent Marvin Beaty in an email.


Also in the car at the time of Lehde’s arrest was Bonham High School Head Football Coach Cody Bounds. Bounds received a citation for having an open container of alcohol.