Ravens assistant line coach Andy Moeller has received a trial date of April 11, 2011 at 9 a.m. in Baltimore County court on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police documents.
Moeller, in his third season with the Ravens, faces seven charges after being stopped on Sept. 18 by a state trooper on the outer loop of the Beltway at Greenspring Ave. The charges include three counts of driving while impaired by alcohol, two counts of speeding, failure to display a registration card upon demand by police, and negligent driving in a careless and imprudent manner.
A former player and coach at the University of Michigan, Moeller joined the Ravens when John Harbaugh was named coach in 2008. He is subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy because of the arrest. In July, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand for 30 days and fined him $100,000 after he pleaded guilty to driving while impaired. Goodell has said he holds coaches and team executives to a higher standard under the personal conduct policy.
Moeller was acquitted of driving while under the influence last May, and had a similar incident in Ann Arbor, Mich., in December 2007. He was charged with failing to stop his vehicle after an accident, driving under the influence of alcohol, and refusing to take a field sobriety test.
The DUI charge was later reduced to driving while visibly impaired. Given probation, Moeller was ordered to continue alcohol counseling at an aftercare facility and to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He completed his probation "with improvement."
Moeller's lawyer, Andrew Alperstein, said the date of the trial was changed last week because he had a conflict in his court schedule.
The Ravens declined comment Tuesday.
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