PITTSBURGH – Former Pittsburgh Steeler Louis Lipps Jr. waived his preliminary hearing Monday morning on the drunk driving charges following an accident we reported earlier this month.
Only Channel 11 spoke to its defense attorney, Bob Del Greco, who told us, “Louis regrets his conduct and accepts responsibility.
Liz Kilmer, of Channel 11, will have more information on what Lipps’ lawyer had to say, as well as the penalties Lipps could face – on Channel 11 News at 5 p.m.
According to a criminal complaint, Lipps was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.235% when he crashed into a taco truck parked on Mount Washington.
Lipps’ attorney told us that an insurance claim had been filed and that he “undertakes to repair the property damage suffered by the owner of the trailer.”
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Lipps is due to return to court for a formal arraignment in January. Del Greco said he hopes Lipps will be referred for an Accelerated Rehabilitation Provision (ARD), a program for first-time drinking and driving offenders in which the charges are ultimately dropped at the end.
Lipps was due to be inducted into the Steelers Hall of Honor shortly after the crash, but he declined to attend in light of the arrest.
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