It’ll be an easy choice for this drunken-driving Giant to give up booze when Lent starts tomorrow.
Hulking lineman David Diehl was fitted with a judge-mandated alcohol-detecting SCRAM bracelet after pleading guilty to DWI yesterday in Queens Criminal Court.
Diehl can pair the sobering new bling with his two Super Bowl rings for the next 90 days — authorities slapped the bracelet on minutes after the proceeding concluded.
The two-time Pro Bowler admitted he was smashed when he drove his black BMW into a pair of parked cars on 31st Street in Astoria last June 10.
“Did you drive a car while you were intoxicated?” asked Queens Criminal Court Judge Suzanne Melendez.
“Yes ma’am,” replied the 6-foot-5, 305-pound Diehl.
Diehl, whose family hails from Croatia, had been pounding drinks before the crash while watching the Croatian national soccer team beat Ireland, 3-1, in the European Championships at nearby Scorpio’s on Broadway.
The tanked tackle had giddily tweeted, “Goooooaaaaaallllllllllllllll!!!!!” twice during the game.
A Chicago native who attended Catholic grammar and prep schools, Diehl had also tweeted earlier in the day that he was at a charity golf tournament at the posh Westchester Country Club.
Diehl pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI and impaired driving and will have to wear the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor bracelet as part of his plea deal
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New York Post | Feb 12