Will Yoder
Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly has been charged with four counts related to drunk driving, according to Pittsburgh-Tribune Review.

"My actions that evening were irresponsible and wrong," Coonelly said in a statement. "I take full and sole responsibility for them. There is no excuse for ever driving under the influence of alcohol."  He joined the Pirates this morning at the spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida.

According to Ross Township court records, police arrested Coonelly on Dec.22 charging him with drunk driving, driving the wrong way, careless driving, and driving with a blood-alcohol content of at least .16. Coonelly waved his right to a preliminary hearing Feb. 1 and his scheduled formal arraignment is scheduled for March 20 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

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