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Red Wings prospect Sheahan arrested for “superdrunk” driving

Nov 13, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT


Detroit Red Wings 2010 first-rounder Riley Sheahan was arrested on Oct. 29 for “superdrunk” driving,’s Peter J. Wallner reports.

Legally speaking, Wallner explains that this super drunkenness charge involves driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit (.17 or higher).

(There’s no word on whether or not Sheahan had a super hangover the next day, however.)

Here’s the police report, via Wallner:

Sheahan, 20, was arrested and charged with driving with a blood-alcohol content of .17 or higher and providing false information after he was stopped going the wrong way on Ottawa Avenue, near Pearl Street, shortly before midnight on Monday, Oct. 29, according to Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Allen Noles.

Sheahan plead not guilty to the charge on Nov. 6. If convicted, he could face up to 180 days in prison. (Ed. note: jail, not prison.)

Wallner points out that the former Notre Dame product had an alcohol-related incident as a freshman; he was charged with public intoxication and minor alcohol consumption in 2010.

Hockey-wise, it appears that the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins have already handled the situation, at least as far as they’re concerned.

He sat out a Nov. 2 game and the team’s PR director said the team is “aware of the incident” and has been since the “beginning.”

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  1. mrchainbluelightning - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Trade him

    • getadealdonealready - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      Yes, a college age kid who drinks, the gull!

  2. averysloppy2nds - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    My God…learn what you’re talking about before writing about it. There is no such thing as, “180 days in prison.” If the maximum time of confinement is a year or less, ther person goes to, “jail.” If it’s more than a year he or she goes to, “prison.” Nobody goes to prison for drunk driving, superdrunk, or otherwise, on the first offense. Someone has to die or get injured for that to happen.

  3. manchestermiracle - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Two-time loser and he ain’t even made it to the drinking age yet.

  4. esracerx46 - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    But I thought, if you listen to Wangs fans, their franchise was better than having players that are lowlifes….they always forget about Bertuzzi tho. Come on Riley, even Patrick Kane knows to get a cab….even if he tries to beat the crap out of him.

  5. pftbillsfan - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    The ” gull ” is probably in reference to that same college kid driving maybe not so much drinking. Also guy at the top, you’re a dope no one cares the difference between prison and jail. The fact that you even know that is reason enough for someone to smack you.

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