Chelios DUI charge dropped

Updated: April 8, 2010, 8:20 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Prosecutors dropped a DUI charge against Chris Chelios, but a judge convicted the former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman of improper lane usage and speeding.

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Chelios, who was arrested in late December in Westmont, Ill., was sentenced Wednesday to six months of conditional discharge. He also received a $500 fine.

"I want to put this behind me and learn from it," Chelios said Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Chelios also was ordered to attend a victim impact panel within six months, the newspaper reported.

Now with the Atlanta Thrashers, the 48-year-old Chelios was assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League later Wednesday. He appeared in seven games with the Thrashers after being recalled from Chicago on March 10.

Chelios has played in more NHL games than any other American-born player. He won three Stanley Cups and was a three-time winner of the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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