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by Paul on 02/10/10 at 03:57 PM ET
from Christy Gutkowski of the Chicago Daily-Herald,
NHL great Chris Chelios is expected to beat a drunken-driving arrest after a DuPage County judge ruled Wednesday police lacked probable cause to make the arrest.
The former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman - who now plays with the AHL’s Wolves - was arrested after a 4 a.m. Dec. 28 traffic stop while driving a black 2006 Ford F150 eastbound on Ogden Avenue near Blackhawk Drive.
Police accused Chelios, who was alone in the truck, of improper lane usage and speeding nearly 20 over the posted 35 mph limit. But after watching the 15-minute video in court, Judge Cary Pierce found there was insufficient evidence of impaired driving to merit the stop.
Defense attorney Terry Ekl said he will move to have the misdemeanor charge dropped. Outside of court, Chelios was not celebrating despite the win.
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