Mike Adamle Cleared Of DUI Charges

By Marcus Vanderberg Comment

Chicago sportscaster Mike Adamle was cleared of driving under the influence after Cook County prosecutors dismissed the charges Friday.

The 61-year-old was stopped in January by Evanston police after he committed a traffic violation and exhibited erratic behavior, according to authorities. Adamle’s blood-alcohol level was only 0.04, half the legal limit.

“I’m extremely grateful I’m done here,” Adamle told the Chicago Tribune outside the courtroom. “I couldn’t have been more cooperative. I did everything they asked me and then some.”

According to Adamle, he lost several speaking engagements as a result of the arrest.

Last week, the former NFL running back was promoted to a full-time sportscaster with the NBC Chicago affiliate, replacing the late Daryl Hawks, who was found dead while on assignment in Atlanta.