February 10, 2010 BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter
Battling a drunk-driving arrest, ex-Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed.
Westmont police lacked probable cause to arrest Chelios following a Dec. 28 traffic stop, DuPage County Judge Cary Pierce ruled after viewing a 15-minute police videotape showing the Dec. 28 traffic stop and sobriety tests that led to the DUI charge.
The ruling clears the way for Chelios to formally ask that the DUI charge be tossed out — a request his attorney expects will be granted.
“The case is over,” said defense attorney Terry Ekl. “This video is as clear cut as possible that he was not impaired by alcohol.”