Steinberg, 44, was arraigned yesterday on aggravated driving while intoxicated and DWI charges in Ardsley Village Justice Court in Ardsley, New York, Patricia Basini, the court clerk, said in a telephone interview. His license was revoked and he is due to appear back in court on Jan. 25.
Steinberg had blood-alcohol content higher than 0.18, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 in New York state, when he was one of 11 people arrested on June 2 by police at a sobriety checkpoint off the New York State Thruway, according to the Ardsley Police Department.
Steinberg said in an e-mail that followed his arrest that “It’s a medical issue that I was dealing with. It’s not what you think.”
Steinberg is being represented by attorney Andrew Quinn, Basini said. A woman answering the phone at the office of Quinn, Mellea & Gioffre LLP in White Plains, New York, where an Andrew Quinn is a partner, declined to comment or say whether Steinberg is a client.
The 44-year-old Steinberg has represented Woods since 1999. He left New York-based IMG Worldwide in May 2011 and two months later became a partner at Excel Sports Management. Other golfers represented by the New York-based company are Woods’s niece, Cheyenne Woods, as well as U.S. PGA Tour players Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland.
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