Ex-Illini David Diehl charged with DWI
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 11, 2012 9:52AM
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, New York Giants guard David Diehl talks to the media in East Rutherford, N.J. Diehl was arrested Sunday, June 10, 2012 for driving while intoxicated in the Queens section of New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Updated: June 11, 2012 2:36PM
NEW YORK — Giants offensive lineman David Diehl has been arraigned in New York City on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says Diehl was arraigned on two counts of impaired driving. A judge ordered him to be released on his own recognizance and to return to court on July 26. His license has been suspended.
Police say they got calls about a car accident in Queens around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. When they got there, they found a BMW had struck several parked cars along 35th Avenue.
They say Diehl was behind the wheel. They say he was charged after a breath test showed he was above the legal limit.
Diehl’s attorney, Gary Certain, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.
The two-time Super Bowl champion starred at Brother Rice and Illinois before being drafted by the Giants in 2003. The nine-year starter has missed only four games in his career.
Diehl was pictured hours before the accident celebrating Croatia’s soccer victory over Ireland.