Re: DUI police report on Smokin' Harry

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Posted by Rob Vellini on March 12, 2011 at 23:17:19:

In Reply to: DUI police report on Smokin' Harry posted by DC Komics on March 11, 2011 at 19:35:07:

Most irritating voice in radio.

: New details regarding the drunken driving charge against ESPN radio
: personality Harry Teinowitz emerged today as the Skokie police
: released a report detailing the arrest.

: According to the report, police heard a dispatch about a possible
: driving under the influence suspect near the 8800 block of Kolmar
: Avenue on March 5 around midnight. A driver who saw Teinowitz told a
: police dispatcher that he “was convinced [Teinowitz] was either going
: to crash or seriously injure himself.”

: The report further noted the caller said Teinowitz’s car was swerving
: across all lanes of traffic.

: Police later spotted a vehicle matching the description given by the
: caller and saw Teinowitz’s car “suddenly swerve over to the right side
: of the road, almost striking the curb,” according to the report.

: When Teinowitz was pulled over, officers immediately detected “a very
: strong odor of fresh cannabis emitting from inside the vehicle.” The
: officers asked him if he had marijuana in his possession, to which the
: radio host replied that he didn’t have any. When asked why the car
: reeked of marijuana, Teinowitz replied that his car was recently
: parked by a valet, who he said must have been smoking marijuana in the
: vehicle.

: Unfortunately for Teinowitz, he had a green leafy substance on his
: shirt that police suspected was cannabis. Again, officers asked where
: the marijuana was and this time Teinowitz didn’t respond, according to
: the report.

: Teinowitz, 50, told police that he was just returning from the
: Blackhawks hockey game in Chicago and agreed to a field sobriety test.
: Throughout the process, he was “unable to keep his balance” and
: “almost fell over” during one of the tests, according to the report.

: The officers ultimately stopped the test because they feared Teinowitz
: was going to fall and hurt himself, the report noted.

: At the police station, Teinowitz advised police several times that the
: officers “could not do this as he works for the Disney Company and he
: would lose his job.” He asked several times if he could call “the
: mayor,” a request denied him.

: Teinowitz, who was suspended as host of "The Afternoon Saloon," had a
: blood alcohol content level of .131 and was charged with improper lane
: usage and driving under the influence of alcohol. Police decided not
: to file charges relating to possible marijuana use.

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