Intended for the board but it's somewhere between diary and forum post- mods you make the call.
Now that I'm the lamer replying to his own post, I'll add some opinion as commenter that I held back as OP. FWIW I toe the line between drunk-driving is a horrible idea and "legal gray area" but...
In googling around, I didn't find many examples of coaches publicly handing out no suspension at all for DUI type offenses. Perhaps those stories are just harder to find, but Hoke would be in a significant minority if he doesn't sit Fitz at all. He's due in court on the 28th, so unless that gets changed I don't see any way to delay the decision and justify benching him for a game other than Alabama.
Secondly, I couldn't help but come across references to bad memories from 2008. Both Stonum and Grady received 1 game for DUIs and went on to become repeat offenders. Without no intent to question Rich Rod's judgment, I have to point out that Grady's .28(!!) BAC was probably a sign he needed intervention rather than a 1 game suspension. Stonum missed an entire year and still slipped up. I give Fitz the benefit of the doubt, but recent history makes me wonder if 1 game is enough to get the message across.