Red Wings prospect busted in Teletubby costume

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:13 AM ET

Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan wasn’t just “super drunk,” as Grand Rapids police allege, when he was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving last month.

No, the former first-round NHL draft pick was also, uh, dressed as a purple Teletubby. Yes, a purple Teletubby. Allegedly, of course.

And, the 20-year-old from St. Catharines, Ont., also allegedly tried to use an older teammate’s identification.

MLive.com discovered details of Sheahan’s Oct. 29 drunk-driving arrest by requesting the police report under the Freedom of Information Act. It alleged that Sheahan had a blood-alcohol level of .30, nearly four times the legal limit and well over the “super drunk” definition of .17 under Michigan law, in addition to the other details.

Cops first through they were dealing with Grand Rapids defenceman Brendan Smith, who at 23 years of age is old enough to drink in the state. Smith was the Red Wings’ first-round draft pick in 2007.

“Riley had a Michigan driver’s license in the license window in his wallet, which is what Officer Dyer used as his ID,” the police report said, according to MLive.com. “Deputies found Riley’s Canadian license in the wallet after it was turned in with his property and he kept telling them his name was Riley.

“Riley is only 20 and I asked him if he had Branden’s (sic) ID so he could get in the bars. He shook his head yes and stated ‘yea.’“

Sheahan, who was arraigned in Grand Rapids District Court on Nov. 6, has his next hearing on Dec. 13. If convicted under Michigan’s “new super-drunk” law, he could get 180 days in jail and be deported.

 


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