Radio broadcaster Bill Hillgrove will serve probation following DUI incident

Radio broadcaster Bill Hillgrove will serve probation following DUI incident

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh football and basketball radio broadcaster Bill Hillgrove will serve two years on probation after he was arrested in June for a drunken driving incident in Murrysville.

Police said Hillgrove crashed his SUV into the front windowpanes of Ferri’s Shur Save on Old William Penn Highway on June 15. He then went inside and picked up a prescription before driving back home.

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When officers arrived at Hillgrove’s home, they said they saw damage to the front of his SUV. He also appeared visibly intoxicated, police said. Hillgrove told police that he had a couple of beers, according to the criminal complaint.

Court records indicated that Hillgrove had a blood alcohol content of 0.16%, which is twice the limit at which a motorist in Pennsylvania is determined to be intoxicated, our partners at TribLIVE reported.

According to The Trib, during a hearing this week, Hillgrove agreed to enter the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for first-time nonviolent offenders. Enrollment in the program does not require a guilty plea and allows for the criminal case to later be expunged.

Common Pleas Court Judge Tim Krieger sentenced Hillgrove to serve two years on probation. As part of the deal, two drunken driving counts will be dismissed after Hillgrove completes his probation term.

After the incident happened, Hillgrove was suspended by the Steelers and Pitt for two games. He has since returned to the air.

Radio broadcaster Bill Hillgrove charged with DUI after crashing into store