New York – On February, 11, 2013, myfoxny.com published an article regarding New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, who admitted to drunk driving in Astoria, Queens in June of 2012, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
On Monday, 32-year-old David Diehl pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of driving while impaired (DWI). He has been sentenced to court supervision for six months, according to foxny.com.
According to the article, Diehl will be attending the NFL substance abuse treatment program, he will be wearing an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for 90 days, and he will have to pay approximately $1,200 in restitution to the owners of the two vehicles that he smashed into. He has also agreed to participate in an alcohol awareness program for first-time DWI offenders, and he cannot drive or apply for a driver's license until after his sentencing, said the District Attorney's Office.
In a statement District Attorney Richard Brown said, "Queens has a strict and very successful alternative sentencing program that emphasizes treatment and supervision of DUI offenders in order to prevent reoccurrences of unacceptable conduct." He also said that the if Diehl fails to comply with the requirements imposed by the court, and then they will seek more severe sanctions.
According to Brown, if Diehl complies with all of his sanctions for six months, then the aggravated DWI charge will be dismissed and he will be sentenced to a one year conditional discharge on the DWI charge.
In June of 2012, a police officer responded to the scene of a collision that involved Diehl's BMW and two parked cars located at 35th Street in Astoria. According to the D.A.'s office, the officer reported that Diehl's eyes were watery and bloodshot, that he slurred his words and was unsteady on his feet. Diehl openly admitted to the officer that he had been watching a soccer game at a local bar when he got behind the wheel of his vehicle, authorities said. Diehl's blood alcohol content (BAC) registered at 0.182%, which is significantly above the national limit of .08%.
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