Chile's Arturo Vidal avoids trial for DUI charge in Ferrari crash

Wednesday July 8th, 2015

Juventus midfielder and Chilean international Arturo Vidal will not go to trial for crashing his Ferrari while under the influence of alcohol after he reached a deal with prosecutors on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

Vidal and his wife sustained minor injuries in the June 16 crash, which occurred during the Copa America, but Vidal went on to start for Chile on June 19 in its 5-0 rout of Bolivia.

On Wednesday, Vidal apologized to a Chilean judge for his actions and for insulting a police officer.

The judge required Vidal, 28, to pay an undisclosed amount to another driver involved in the wreck, donate sports equipment and deliver motivational speeches to prisoners. Vidal was also banned from driving for two years. 

Chile won its first Copa America title by beating Argentina and Lionel Messi on penalties on Saturday. 

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- Erin Flynn

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