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Judge: Arrest of Playboy model was wrong

Dec. 17, 2009 at 2:26 PM

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A judge in Cook County, Ill., said a Playboy model should not have been arrested by police after being stopped on suspicion of drunken driving.

The Chicago Sun-Times said Thursday that Crystal McCahill's contention that her Jan. 7 arrest was unwarranted was supported by Judge Thomas V. Lyons. Her attorney said the Playboy model was happy with the ruling.

"She's delighted," said attorney Michael J. Monaco.

Monaco said despite police claims, his client did not voluntarily accompany a police officer to a police station in order to take sobriety tests. He insists Playboy's Miss May 2009 believed she was under arrest at the time.

"If he'd done them on the scene and she'd failed them, it probably would have been a different result," Monaco said of the tests.

Police maintain McCahill's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Illinois. The model was stopped by the officer after allegedly driving through a red light on Chicago's north side, the Sun-Times said.

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