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Pirates' President Frank Coonelly Agrees To Probationary Program For DUI Arrest

Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly was sentenced on Friday for his DUI arrest at the end of last year. Coonelly came to an agreement on a diversionary program, with the judge in the case ordering him to enter a program for first time offenders, according to KDKA CBS Pittsburgh.

Coonelly was arrested just three days before Christmas in 2011, but news of the DUI did not hit the press until two months later. He had a blood-alcohol content of .16, more than twice the legal limit.

The Bucs' President simply needs to keep his nose clean for the next five years and his record will be cleared, according to KDKA. A second offense, however, would reset the case and open up the full arsenal of penalties again, including potential jail time. Coonelly's case had hit the backburner recently, but news of the resolution will certainly bring it up as a topic of discussion again.

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