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ESPN 1000 personality Teinowitz arrested for DUI in Skokie

ESPN sports radio personality Harry M. Teinowitz (booking phoright) was charged with two counts improper lane usage one count DUI

ESPN sports radio personality Harry M. Teinowitz (booking photo at right) was charged with two counts of improper lane usage, one count of DUI and one count of DUI greater than .08.

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Updated: March 8, 2011 10:44AM

ESPN 1000 sports radio personality Harry M. Teinowitz has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol in Skokie.

Teinowitz, 50, was behind the wheel of an eastbound 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 the Skokie police.

Teinowitz — one of the hosts of “The Afternoon Saloon” show aired from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays on the station, whose call letters are WMVP-AM — was charged with DUI and improper lane usage, according ot the police, after a Breathalyzer test put his blood-alcohol level at .131 percent. The standard in Illinois to be charged with DUI is .08 percent.

Teinowitz’s driver’s license was taken away, and 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. “We were trying to maintain a professional environment,” Sox spokesman Bob Beghtol said at the time.

A former stand-up comic, Teinowitz has been with WMVP since ESPN took over the station in 1998. Teinowitz has been a fixture on the afternoon show since 2001.

His Nissan SUV was impounded.

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