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ESPN’s Matthew Barnaby arrested for DWI after driving on three tires

Dec 5, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

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Life isn’t so hot for ESPN NHL analyst Matthew Barnaby.

Barnaby was arrested and charged with DWI early this morning after being pulled over near his home and driving his Porsche that was missing its front driver’s side tire. Barnaby refused to take a breathalyzer test and failed several field sobriety tests.

Making matters all the more awkward was that Barnaby tweeted a photo of himself out enjoying a day of football with pals on Sunday.

Getting busted for DWI months after having to deal with a domestic abuse charge that he later got past by having to serve 500 hours of community service makes for a busy time for Barnaby’s attorney. Driving on three tires though? That’s a new one for the police files and a brutal way to treat a Porsche.

Drunk driving is no joke though and if Barnaby’s having issues, this incident should be a wake-up call for the former NHL brawler turned ESPN analyst.

  1. davemeisner - Dec 5, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA I really wish I could hear his side of this legendary story!

  2. skoobyfl - Dec 5, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    He’s a JO.

  3. marchris72 - Dec 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Always was an idiot…only NHL analyst ESPN needs is Buccigross.

    • drewsylvania - Dec 5, 2011 at 2:36 PM

      ESPN needs people who won’t withhold evidence of child sexual abuse.

      • drewsylvania - Dec 5, 2011 at 4:06 PM

        Curious about the downthumb. Off-topic, but ESPN held the Syracuse tapes for years without releasing them.

  4. hague507 - Dec 5, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Barnaby’s new twtitter account … @MattBarnabyUNEMPLOYED

  5. rexachss - Dec 5, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Well we no longer need doctors to give us.head injury reports. I live in the hood in Buffalo and the suburb of Clarence.is no place to be driving.on three tires.

  6. nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 5, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    To be serious for a moment folks, I cannot fathom being so drunk that I couldn’t tell my car was missing a tire! Given how Barnaby played hockey, I’d urge a medical exam to see if alcohol was the only factor in this incident, or whether previous head injuries (brain damage) might be involved. One needn’t be a big fan of his to sympathize if the guy has serious medical issues.

    • nhlbruins90 - Dec 5, 2011 at 7:08 PM

      Concussions are all the rage these days. A generation ago, it would be something else. No need to look for excuses. Get real – he’s most likely a reckless alcoholic. He needs to be held accountable before he runs his Porche over a kid in a baby carriage.

  7. homerthompson - Dec 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    What a clown!

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