Avellini acquitted of DUI again

WHEATON, Ill. -- Former Chicago Bears quarterback Bob Avellini has been acquitted of driving under the influence of alcohol by a DuPage County judge.

It's the third time since 2005 the 55-year-old Avellini has been found not guilty of drunken driving charges in the suburban Chicago county. He was convicted in 2002.

Judge Robert Kleeman said Wednesday there wasn't enough evidence to convict in the June 2007 arrest.

Defense attorney Richard Kayne says Avellini cooperated with police and didn't show real signs of impairment. Avellini refused to take field-sobriety tests, breath tests or a blood test.

Avellini was acquitted twice in 2005. He was convicted in 2002 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay a $750 fine.

Avellini played for the Bears from 1975 to 1984.