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Red Wings Prospect Arrested for DUI

November 13th, 2012 at 6:11 PM
By Frank Vajcner

Riley Sheahan, the first round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2010, was arrested October 29 for "super drunk" driving, per reports from MLive and The Detroit News.

Sheahan, 20, was arrested and charged with driving with a blood-alcohol content of .17 or higher, and providing false information to police after he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on Ottawa Avenue in Grand Rapids shortly before midnight on October 29.

Under Michigan law, "super drunk" is defined as having a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit of .08. The punishment carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail.

Sheahan pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing in Grand Rapids District Court November 6.

His arrest came a day after the Griffins played a game in Chicago. He did not play in the November 2 game at San Antonio.

"We are aware of the incident and have been aware of the incident from the beginning," said Randy Cleves, the Griffins senior director of public relations. He went on to say that Sheahan was being discipline internally, but he did not specify.

This is the second time Sheahan has been arrested for an alcohol related offense. He was arrested for public intoxication and minor alcohol consumption in April 2010 in South Bend, Indiana during his freshman year at Notre Dame.

Neither Griffins' coach Jeff Blashill nor Red Wings GM Ken Holland have commented on Sheahan.

Tags: Detroit, Detroit Red Wings, Grand Rapids Griffins, Hockey, NHL, Riley Sheahan

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