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More DUI trouble for retired QB Avellini

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Previous drunken driving arrests combined with a September traffic stop by Roselle police resulted in felony charges for former Chicago Bear Bob Avellini last week.

A DuPage County grand jury indicted the retired quarterback Oct. 8 on five counts of aggravated driving under the influence, reflecting the fact his license was suspended, records show.

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Avellini, 60, was stopped by Roselle officers Sept. 15 near his home, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin.

Avellini has a history of DUI arrests, although several have been thrown out. He was convicted of drunken driving in 2002 after a state police officer spotted his parked car in Burr Ridge and became suspicious after smelling alcohol. Avellini was found to have a .16 blood-alcohol level in that case.

Avellini played for the Chicago Bears from 1975 to 1984. His next court date is Oct. 28.

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