Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan was allegedly “super drunk” and wearing a Teletubby costume following his arrest by Grand Rapids police in late October.
Sheahan, Detroit’s first-round pick (21st overall) in 2010, was arrested Oct. 29 with a .30 blood-alcohol content, nearly four times the legal limit. A blood-alcohol content above .17 falls under Michigan’s new “super drunk” law and could carry a charge of up to 180 days in jail and possible deportation because he is a Canadian citizen.
He was also charged with providing false information for carrying the driver’s license of teammate Brendan Smith. Sheahan pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Nov. 6.
It wasn’t the first alcohol-related arrest for the 20-year-old, who was charged with public intoxication and minor alcohol assumption during his freshman year at Notre Dame.
The St. Catharine’s, Ont., native has three goals and five points in 15 games with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins this season.
Update: Police: Sheahan faces charges under Michigan’s tough “super drunk” designation following a traffic stop.