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Cornerback Charged With Driving Under Influence

May 23, 1996

CHICAGO (AP) _ A June 7 court date has been set for Chicago Bears cornerback Donnell Woolford, who is charged with driving under the influence, police said Wednesday.

Woolford, a Bears first-round pick in 1989 who played in the Pro Bowl after the 1993 season, was arrested Saturday in suburban Lincolnshire after a police officer spotted him driving in the wrong lane on state Route 22, said police Sgt. John Kleffner.

Woolford failed a field sobriety test, then refused a Breathalyzer test and was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage, Kleffner said.

Woolford surrendered his driver’s license, posted $100 bail and was released, police said.

Woolford could not be reached for comment.

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