Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman, Chris Chelios may get out of his drunk-driving charges stemming from a Dec. 28 stop in suburban Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
After viewing a 15-minute police videotape, DuPage County Judge Cary Pierce ruled that police lacked probable cause to arrest the 48 year-old Greek-American.
“The case is over,” defense attorney Terry Ekl told the Sun-Times. “This video is as clear cut as possible that he was not impaired by alcohol.”
The attorney filed the defense motion Wednesday in light of DuPage Associate Judge Cary Pierce’s ruling that insufficient evidence of impairment existed. Pierce set an April 7 court hearing to give prosecutors time to respond.
Chelios was pulled over at about 4 a.m. as he returned to his parents’ home, where he is living and plays for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
He was stopped for allegedly weaving as he drove his pickup truck, then asked to perform several sobriety tests, including balancing on one leg and walking in a straight line. Chelios kept saying “I am only one block away from my house, please don’t do this”, however the officer decided to arrest him.
Watch the police video from the arrest:
“I understand the seriousness of this,” Chelios said, according to the Sun-Times. “I try to be a good driver.”