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Paul Alexander, Pittsburgh Sports Personality, May Be In Trouble For DUI

Paul Alexander, the host of The Fan Morning Show on 93.7 The Fan and a host on ROOT Sports, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon for suspicion of driving under the influence after he hit another car and didn't stop, the Post-Gazette reports. Alexander was driving on the Parkway East. A police officer saw the wreck, pulled Alexander over, and administered a field sobriety test. He didn't pass. He then took a blood test, and whether charges are pressed will depend upon the result. It will take a couple weeks before Alexander's blood test results come back.

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Alexander did not appear on The Fan Wednesday morning, but a representative of the station says he will return Thursday.

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Michael Young, the vice-president and market manager for CBS Pittsburgh, declined to say why Mr. Alexander was not on the air this morning or on the incident.

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"Paul will be back on the air [Thursday]," he said.

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A DUI is a serious offense, and it doesn't bode well for Alexander if he was driving drunk in the afternoon, but many public figures have survived a DUI with their careers basically intact. That includes Pirates president Frank Coonelly, who had one over the offseason.

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For more on Paul Alexander, check out this unrelated rant at Bucs Dugout.

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