Detroit Red Wings prospect allegedly 'super drunk'
Riley Sheahan's mugshot (handout)
Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan is accused of being, well, more than a little drunk.
The Wings’ No. 1 pick in the 2010 NHL draft was arrested on Oct. 29 in Grand Rapids, Mich., for allegedly driving while “superdrunk,” a term used to describe someone whose blood-alcohol content is at least twice the legal limit.
Sheahan, who is currently playing for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, was arrested a day after the Red Wings affiliate played in Chicago.
“We are aware of the incident and have been aware of the incident from the beginning,” Randy Cleves, director of media relations for the Griffins, told Michigan Live.
Enacted in 2010, Michigan’s “superdrunk” law requires those convicted to undergo alcohol treatment for at least a year, pay up to $700 in fines and potentially spend a maximum of 180 days in jail.
The 6-foot-2, 210 pound centre is alleged to have had a blood-alcohol content of .17, according to Grand Rapids Police.
The 20-year-old pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing last week.
It’s not the first time Sheahan, a native of St. Catharines, Ont., has been in trouble because of booze. In 2010, when he was a freshman at Notre Dame, he was charged with public intoxication in South Bend, Ind.