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Red Wings prospect Sheahan arrested for “superdrunk” driving

Nov 13, 2012, 7:20 PM EST

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Detroit Red Wings 2010 first-rounder Riley Sheahan was arrested on Oct. 29 for “superdrunk” driving, Mlive.com’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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