Update: NY Giants’ David Diehl pleads guilty to Aggravated DWI

David Diehl being arrested; picture by Richard Harbus for the NY Daily News

David Diehl being arrested; picture by Richard Harbus for the NY Daily News

This is an update to an earlier post about current N.Y. Giant (and former Brother Rice and University of Illinois) offensive lineman David Diehl.

From ESPN New York:

New York Giants tackle David Diehl pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI and impaired driving in a Queens District court stemming from his arrest last summer for driving his BMW into two parked cars in Queens.

Diehl will not be allowed to drive or apply for a driver’s license in New Jersey, where he lives, for a six-month period and will have to wear a SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) bracelet for 90 days.

Prosecutors said Diehl’s blood alcohol content was at .182, well above the legal limit of .08.

Diehl has to complete two drunken driving programs and pay $1,200 in restitution fees to the owners of the cars.

The aggravated DWI charge will be dismissed if Diehl complies with his sanctions within the next six months, with the first of three compliance conferences scheduled for April 19. In that case, he will be sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge on the driving while impaired charge.

The Giants’ veteran might face further disciplinary action from the NFL, which could fine him for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Under the terms of the 2010 policy, a first DUI or DWI offense, absent aggravating circumstances, generally results in a fine of one game check, up to a maximum of $50,000, pending a resolution in court to establish an alcohol-related violation of law.

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