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KDKA, Root Sports host Paul Alexander suspected of DUI

There are 16 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Aug 29, 2012, titled KDKA, Root Sports host Paul Alexander suspected of DUI. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

Paul Alexander, the host of KDKA's The Fan Morning Show, was taken into police custody Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence after he struck another car and failed to stop on the Parkway East, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

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Mitch Hughes

Monroeville, PA

#1 Sep 2, 2012
He is a good local guy. Good Father. Good Coach. A grounded down to earth celebrity.. Hold ur Judgement... Society goes out of its way to topple a celebrity. Wait for the whole story...
Lance Armstrong

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Sep 2, 2012
Tell me about it.
Howard Rosenberg

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Sep 9, 2012
I never cared much for Paul alexander. He never realy has an opinion that is outside of. The box., but with his DUI I do feel somewhat sorry for him. There have been far worse sports casters in Pittsburgh and believe it or not even more arrogant then Paul Alexander . I believe Paul holds down 2 jobs and seems to have a very nice family.im 49 years old and don't drink like I use to but who knows if this couldn't happen to me. So before people jump on Paul remembet it could be anyone!
Drunk Driver

Shippensburg, PA

#4 Sep 9, 2012
Drunken driving should be legalized anyhow. It's hardly a crime.
Not looking good old boy

United States

#5 Sep 9, 2012
He fled the scene, he gave false info to an officer who wintnessed the offense, and he failed the field sobriety test (well, that last one I will hold judgement on). The question is about just exactly of what what he's guilty. The boy's in some trouble here.
Howard Rosenberg

United States

#6 Sep 10, 2012
We all have moments in life were not proud of.There is nothing realy amusings about a duis . But in life we all make judgement mistakes. Like I said in my last reply I'm no great fan of Paul Alexander the sportscaster I find him average at best. But he's taking a lot of heat for his indiccreciOn and I feel empathetic towards his Plight. I was listening to him on Saturday. And he's was doing his show and trying to move on I'm. sure for his family and in his own way he was doing his job. Will see what haPens in the future
Just Saying

United States

#7 Sep 10, 2012
True, Howie, we all have our moments of which we're not particularly proud... but none of mine have involved placing others in very real risk of injury and possible death. This guy crashed into another car, and attempted to flee the scene. Remember the young mother run down by a intoxicated driver, while on the street with her young child? That is why DUI is a serious offense. Even I find the use of field sobriety tests as problematic, as a significant percentage of the population can't pass them sober; but this guy hit another vehilce... no question of impairment here, and the potential risk to life and limb of innocents was very real. Unfortunately, when you're a public figure, and you trade on your appeal to viewers/listeners/readers, one's failings also become of interest to the public.
Howard Rosenberg

Ashley, MI

#8 Sep 10, 2012
Yes Paul Alexander did. Wrong and easily could have baldly hurt someone that day. Luckily he didn't. He should face whatever legal judgement faces his way but know one was hurt and hopefully he has learned his lesson . He had allready lost the pitt sidline reporting job, and when i was listening to him on saturday i sensed he is trying to move on., and there seemed to be a greater sense of humility then ive ever heard from alexander. What i take from this is dui can be devasating but we all can learn something even in our worst days!i
Just Saying

United States

#9 Sep 10, 2012
Please understand that I did not mean to imply that Mr. Alexander deserves punishment; that kind of decision is above my pay grade, as "they" are often wont to say. When those in the public do committ serious errors, they often pay a higher price than the unnotable or obscure. I would offer Joe Paterno as a case in point, albeit imperfect; he lost a job as well, and much, much more.
Howard Rosenberg

United States

#10 Sep 11, 2012
I agree when your in the Public eye it's a whole new dimension.iI think what struck me was hOw happy so many peoPle seemed to be rejoicing in alexandenrs misfortune . Granted he's not the most like able personality but I still feel bad for him. Like I said in the Past I'm close to his age and can identify with what happen to him. HoPefully he will be a better Person. I think he will be.! His daughter blogged some realy nice words about him and they rang true to me.
Just Saying

United States

#11 Sep 11, 2012
Distaste with many people's almost gleefull willingness to engage in "schadenfreude" is something with which I can agree, and I will accept your estimation of his sincere contrition, not being much of a talk radio fan, myself. His degree of sincerity is a judgement his listeners will have to make, and with which he must deal.
Howard Rosenberg

United States

#12 Sep 11, 2012
Believe me if you have ever listened to Alexander over the years sincerity was never his strong point! But I do sense a change in his tone since the DUI. Only time will tell!
Just Saying

United States

#13 Sep 11, 2012
Perhaps it will present him with an opportunity for a little personal growth... we can only hope!

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Dec 2, 2012
Oh how the arrogant fall! Paul Alexander needed a reality check and he got one. Hey Paul, lose the arrogance and self righteous tone. You are human just like the rest of us.

Canonsburg, PA

#15 Dec 19, 2013
The arrogance proceeds this guy ..Quit trying to be the smartest guy in the world pretty boy ... I hope this guy learns a lesson after this . Oh, If he's back on the fan, I will never listen to the station again ...
Richie Facemire

Shrewsbury, PA

#16 Jan 16, 2014
5 PM,and leaving the scene of the accident, really. Normally, it is after 2 AM. This guy must have problems, and needs help. Can I get an "AA" here...lol

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