Grand Rapids Griffins Riley Sheahan Charged With Super Drunk DUI

Riley Sheahan

It seems professional athletes tend to have a higher propensity for getting charged with a DUI.  Even Grand Rapids pro athletes are not immune.

Riley Sheahan, the Detroit Red Wings No 1 pick in the 2010 NHL draft was recently arrested for driving with a high enough blood alcohol content to be charged under Michigan’s Super Drunk Law.

Sheahan’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his arrest on October 29th was .17 or higher. He was also charge with providing false information after he was stopped going the wrong way on Ottawa Avenue, near Pearl Street according to Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Allen Noles.

Getting a DUI under Michigan’s Super Drunk Law could result in a jail term up to 180 days if convicted.

Sheahan pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing in Grand Rapids District Court on Nov. 6.

Sheahan, 20, currently plays professional hockey for the Grand Rapids Griffins. 

“We are aware of the incident and have been aware of the incident from the beginning,” said Randy Cleves, the Griffins senior director of public relations. He said internal disciplinary action was taken on Sheahan, but he would not discuss details.

This was not the the first time Sheahan has been involved in an alcohol-related arrest. In 2010 he was arrested and charged with public intoxication and minor alcohol consumption in South Bend, Ind., when he was a freshman at Notre Dame.

Read more about Riley Sheahan’s DUI here >>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DUI Attorney Grand Rapids | All Content Copyright © DUI Attorney in Grand Rapids MI | 616-541-6134 | Free Consultation