ESPN 1000 personality Harry Teinowitz arrested for DUI in Skokie
By ROSEMARY SOBOL firstname.lastname@example.org
ESPN 1000 sports radio personality Harry Teinowitz has been charged with drunk driving in Skokie.
Teinowitz, 50, was eastbound in a 2011 Nissan Murano sport-utility vehicle in the 3800 block of Greenwood Street when he was pulled over at 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to Skokie police.
Teinowitz — a host of “The Afternoon Saloon” show, aired 2-7 p.m. weekdays on WMVP-AM — was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage after a test put his blood-alcohol level at .131 percent, police said. The standard in Illinois to be charged with DUI is .08 percent. Teinowitz’s driver’s license was removed and his SUV was impounded.
He was released on $1,000 bail.
Last May, Teinowitz was removed from the White Sox clubhouse for being loud and behaving in a manner that Sox executives deemed inappropriate. Teinowitz has been with WMVP since ESPN took over the station in 1998.