Last week, the Deep Dish reported that former Chicago Bears player Mike Adamle had been arrested for DUI in Evanston. At the time, few details about the arrest were revealed. However, the next day we received word that Adamle had failed a field sobriety test, was taken to Evanston police headquarters where he showed "erratic behavior" and was taken to Evanston Hospital for a blook alcohol test and a drug screen..
On Friday, the Evanston local section of the Trib reported that Adamle's blood alcohol level was below the legal limit of 0.08, and that Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington was unaware of whether Adamle had exhibited any other "erratic" behavior after he was pulled over for disobeying a flashing light.
Today, the Deep Dish received a release from the Chicago office of Miller Canfield, the attorneys representing Adamle,that Adamle "vigorously disputes that he was under the influence of alcohol or any other illegal substance when detained by the Evanston police," and that he fully cooperated with police, that he demonstrated that he was sober and that he passed a field sobriety test. He is also contesting the ticket for not changing the address on his driver's license while he was temporarily living outside his stated residence while divorce proceedings were being wrapped up.
No further comments will be made while the investigation continues.
Results from the drug screen are not yet available. Results of those tests, which could take a couple of weeks to obtain, will determine whether Adamle was impaired by any drugs, including any prescription drugs, including drugs to treat his epilepsy.