Mason suspended Vavae Tata on Tuesday after learning of the defensive line coach's arrest Sunday morning. A university statement says officials are investigating the incident involving the coach, who was added to Mason's staff on Jan. 24.
Tata, 37, was arrested Sunday morning when police located him a few blocks away from an accident where he had crashed into two parked vehicles.
Tata told police he was trying to walk back to his hotel. He recorded a 0.18 percent blood alcohol content on a Breathalyzer test, above the state limit of 0.08. Tata was arrested and released on bond. He is scheduled for a court appearance March 5.