Posted by Vodka and Red Bear on January 12, 2011 at 09:37:21:
In Reply to: Adamle, Mike - arrested - DUI posted by Drink down, Chicago Bears... on January 11, 2011 at 18:35:48:
Here's more info from the Tribune (original article linked below):
UPDATE: Sportscaster, former Wildcat Mike Adamle charged with DUI
By Jonathan Bullington TribLocal reporter
WMAQ-Ch. 5 sportscaster Mike Adamle has been charged with driving under the influence after he was stopped by Evanston police early Monday and later displayed “erratic behavior,” authorities said Tuesday.
The former Chicago Bear and Northwestern University All-American was arrested at 1 a.m. Monday in the area of Main Street and Judson Avenue, according to a police report.
Adamle was pulled over for allegedly disobeying a red-flashing traffic signal at Main and Sheridan, according to police Cmdr. Jay Parrott. The officer who pulled him over believed Adamle could be under influence, so he conducted a field sobriety test, which Parrott said Adamle failed.
Adamle was taken to the police station, where he exhibited some ”erratic behavior,” according to Parrott, who would not elaborate. According to a 2009 Tribune column, Adamle suffers from epilepsy.
Adamle, 61, was taken to Evanston Hospital, where blood was taken, Parrott said. Police are not releasing his blood alcohol level pending results of a drug screening from the state police crime lab.
Police Chief Richard Eddington ordered that Adamle’s mug shot not be released, according to Parrott.
Adamle, of Evanston, graduated from Northwestern in 1971. During his college career he earned All-American honors and was named Big Ten MVP in his senior season, according to his WMAQ-Ch. 5 biography.
He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1971, and played for the New York Jets and Chicago Bears before retiring in 1977.
After his football career, Adamle worked as a sports reporter and anchor for a variety of stations before joining WMAQ-Ch. 5. Program Director Toni Falvo declined comment on Tuesday.
Adamle is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 14 in Skokie. He could not be reached for comment.
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