NHL player charged with boating while intoxicated

Posted on September 21st, 2011 No Comments

33 year-old Dustin Byfuglien has been charged with boating while intoxicated on a residential lake near his home in Minnesota. Byfuglien is a player for the Winnipeg Jets, and his drunk boating charge could hinder his abilities to enter Canada.

The hockey player was pulled over late last month on suspicion of drunk boating. The officer administered a breath test, which Byfuglien passed with a 0.03, which is below the 0.08 legal limit. However, the officer decided he wanted the man to take a blood or urine test and took him into custody. At the station, Byfuglien refused to be tested, which resulted in a misdemeanor charge. He currently faces charges of not having his boat’s navigation lights on, operating¬† a boat with an insufficient amount of personal flotation devices, along with boating while intoxicated and refusing to submit to alcohol testing.

If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated, contact the Dallas BWI defense lawyer Mark Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

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