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Report: Chris Chelios arrested for speeding, driving under influence

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Former Blackhawks star Chris Chelios was hit with a DUI charge following a late December traffic stop in west suburban Westmont, police said Tuesday.

Christos K. Chelios, 47, of Bloomfield, Mich., was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol after a Dec. 28 traffic stop, according to Westmont police. He was also ticketed for speeding and improper lane usage.

Police stopped a pickup driven by Chelios at 4:12 a.m. as he was traveling east on Ogden Avenue near Blackhawk Drive, police said.

The pickup was towed from the scene and Chelios was taken to the Westmont Police Dept., where he posted $300 -- 10 percent of a $3,000 bond -- and was released, police said.

A blood alcohol level was not available, police said Tuesday, due to his pending court appearance. Chelios will appear at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton on Feb. 1 on the charge.

Chelios racked up 185 goals, 763 assists and 2,891 penalty minutes as a defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens (1983-90), Blackhawks (1990-99) and Detroit Red Wings (1999-09). He currently plays with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

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Safety is everyone's business. Emphasis needed to be imposed to drivers is that there are consequences that they will regret for life if they disregard or simply ignore good driving habits.

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