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TV show host Wilkos could have drunken-driving charge erased

Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 2:21 pm MDT

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016 file photo, Steve Wilkos, host of "The Steve Wilkos Show," arrives at the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wilkos will have a drunken-driving charge erased from his record if he completes Connecticut's alcohol education program. The Advocate reports Wilkos was granted admission into the diversionary program on Monday, April 23, 2018, during a hearing in Stamford Superior Court. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

STAMFORD, Conn. – TV talk show host and Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos will have a drunken-driving charge erased from his record if he completes Connecticut’s alcohol education program.

The Advocate reports Wilkos was granted admission into the diversionary program on Monday during a hearing in Stamford Superior Court.

Police say the 53-year-old Wilkos crashed his sport utility vehicle in Darien in January and his blood-alcohol level was 0.29 per cent, more than three times the legal limit for driving.

Wilkos will have to complete a 15-week educational or treatment program and take part in a panel with victims of drunken driving.

Wilkos was the security director on “The Jerry Springer Show.” He says he had a “complete lapse in judgment” when he drove drunk. His lawyer says he has dealt with the issue very seriously.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com