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David Diehl's court date coincides with camp start

New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl is likely to be late to training camp this year following his DWI arrest in New York on Sunday.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Monday that Diehl is due back in court on July 26, which just so happens to be the first day of the Giants' training camp.

"The defendant is accused of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol and crashing his vehicle. Luckily, no one was injured. Drinking and driving is never a good idea -- and can often have serious consequences," Brown said in a news release.

Diehl, who is of Croatian descent, admitted to a police officer that he had been out drinking while watching a UEFA Euro 2012 soccer game in which Croatia beat Ireland. (A photo of Diehl out with fellow fans was spotted after the arrest was made.)

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 blew a .182 on the intoxilyzer test, which is more than double the legal limit. Charged with two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he was arraigned on Monday and released. His driver's license is suspended pending prosecution. A conviction would potentially land him in jail for up to one year and/or carry a $1,000 fine.

A 10-year veteran and noted leader of the Giants, Diehl has no previous arrest record. His teammates came out in support of him on Monday.

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