New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was arrested Sunday evening in Queens under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to several sources.
WNBC-TV New York television producer Shimon Prokupecz tweeted:
NY Giants offensive lineman David Diehl arrested for DWI according to police sources in Queens on 35th avenue. Being held at the 114pct.— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny) June 11, 2012
A long-time starter in New York, the fifth-round pick out of Illinois in 2003, who is of Croatian descent, was reportedly watching the Croatia-Ireland Group C match of Euro 2012 at Scorpio's Bar on Broadway. The 31-year-old didn't hide his excitement of the Croatians' 3-1 dismantling of Ireland, tweeting:
Goooooaaaaaallllllllllllllll!!!!!— Dave Diehl (@davediehl66) June 10, 2012
Several hours later, according to sources via the New York Post, Diehl's vehicle hit two parked cars on 35th Avenue near 31st Street in Astoria. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles, and nobody was injured, but the Post reports Diehl "allegedly blew a .18 on the Breathalyzer.” In case you were wondering, the legal limit is only .08 in the state of New York.
Although not a superstar, Diehl's versatility has at least given the Giants someone they can count on when needed. Prior to an injury in the 2010 season, Diehl had started every game since coming into the league. Last season he was forced to start at left tackle after an injury ended Will Beatty’s season.
The Giants lineman was held at the 114th Precinct earlier Monday before being released. Christina Carrega of the New York Post reports that Diehl’s New Jersey driver’s license has been suspended in the state of New York. To make matters worse, Pete O’Brien of USA Today reports that Diehl is scheduled to return to court on the Giants’ first day of training camp, July 26.
Coach Tom Coughlin will not be happy with this.