Lions president Tom Lewand pleads guilty to lesser charge

If only the wheels of justice spun this quickly for the Williams Wall and the StarCaps case.

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand pleaded guilty today to a lesser charge of operating while visibily impaired, according to the Detroit News, 14 days after he was arrested in Denton Township, Mich., on suspicion of drunken driving. It led to the release of an embarrassing dashboard video of his arrest that lasted more than 20 minutes.

Lewand was placed on probation for six months and fined $532. Lewand, who said in a statement following his arrest that he was in active recovery, will be in an outpatient recovery program and is barred from being able to consume alcohol during his probationary period.

According to the report, Lewand told Judge Daniel Sutton that he had consumed “several” vodka drinks prior to his arrest. Lewand told officers that he had not had a drink in a year-and-a-half and waffled about taking a breathalyzer after struggling with some field-sobriety tests in the video. The 40-year-old later blew a 0.21 and a 0.20, 2

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