NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Giants offensive tackle David Diehl has pleaded guilty to drunk driving.
“Did you drive a car while you were intoxicated?” asked Queens Criminal Court Judge Suzanne Melendez, according to the New York Post.
“Yes ma’am,” the 6-foot-5, 304-pounder replied.
“My client will continue in the NFL DWI treatment program,” Diehl’s attorney, Gary Certain, said.
The NFL veteran is prohibited from driving or applying for a driver’s license in his home state of New Jersey over a period of six months.
“You understand you’re not allowed to drive, right?” the judge asked, the newspaper reported.
“Yes, I do your honor,” he answered back.
Diehl plead guilty to aggravated DWI and impaired driving.
The judge pleaded for the 2009 Pro Bowl selection not to make the same mistake again.
“Sir, please don’t drink and drive,” the judge said, according to the New York Post. “Look what happened here. You could have been seriously hurt.”
Diehl is required to complete two drunk driving programs and pay $1,200 to the owners of the cars that he hit. Following that, he will be sentenced to a 90-day conditional discharge.
Prosecutors said that the 32-year-old’s blood alcohol level was .182.
Diehl played 13 games for Big Blue in 2012, starting in 10 in of them.
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