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David Diehl arrested for DWI in New York

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New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) after hitting a couple of parked cars on Sunday evening in Queens, New York, the New York Police Department told NFL.com.

Diehl failed a breathalyzer test, registering a blood alcohol content of .18, more than twice the legal limit, according to WNBC-TV.

One witness told the New York Daily News that Diehl was discovered passed out at the wheel of his car, but police would not confirm that report.

Diehl will appear before a judge in Queens criminal court Monday morning, the TV station said.

In a statement to the Daily News, Diehl's agent Peter Schaffer did not address the arrest, saying, "I am honored to represent David Diehl." The Giants did not comment on the arrest, either, according to the paper.

Diehl, 31, was an All-Pro in 2008. Entering his 10th season, the veteran has started all 140 NFL games in which he has appeared, each of them for the Giants.

UPDATE: The Giants released a statement later Monday addressing the incident:

"Obviously, we are aware of the situation, although we have not yet had a chance to discuss it with David," the statement read. "Since it is an ongoing legal matter, we will refrain from comment at this time, although we will say that David has been an outstanding representative of this organization for the past 10 years, and nobody knows more than David does what is expected of our players both on and off the field."

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