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Red Wings Prospect Sheahan Pleads Guilty to DUI

December 13th, 2012 at 8:13 PM
By Frank Vajcner

Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan pleaded guilty to the charge of operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .17 or greater in Grand Rapids, Michigan today.

The charges of providing false identification and driving the wrong way on a one-way street were dismissed.

Sheahan, who turned 21 December 7, was arrested October 29 in Grand Rapids after he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on Ottawa Avenue.

A clerk at the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids told MLive's Peter Wallner that Sheahan had to pay a $1,325 fine. He will be required to perform 49 hours of community service, attend a victim impact class, and be sentenced to 12 months probation.

Under Michigan law, a person found guilty of operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .17 or more will have their driver's license suspended for a year.

Sheahan's attorney, Kevin Petterson, was not available for comment. Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press that the organization is still monitoring the situation.

Sheahan is in his first season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he has tallied four goals and four assists in 20 games.

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

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