Report says Chelios DUI charge will be dropped

Former Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed, according to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times.

The report indicates police did not have probable cause to arrest Chelios after a Dec. 28 traffic stop. DuPage County Judge Cary Pierce made the ruling after viewing a 15-minute police videotape showing the traffic stop and sobriety tests that led to the DUI charge.

The ruling paves the way for Chelios to formally ask that the DUI charge be tossed out — a request his attorney think will be granted.

“The case is over,” the defense attorney Terry Ekl told the Sun-Times. “This video is as clear cut as possible that he was not impaired by alcohol.”

The 48-year-old Chelios was stopped around 4 a.m. that day by police in the western suburb as he returned to his parents’ home, where he is living while he plays for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.

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