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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.


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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