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Ex-NHL Player Arrested For Impaired Driving

Former Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi has been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, TMZ reported.

Bertuzzi was reportedly arrested Saturday night in Oakland County, Mich. TMZ reported he refused a breathalyzer test after being pulled over, requiring local law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant to collect a blood sample.

Deputy Chief Ryan Gagnon said results from the blood test will take about two weeks to come back. When results arrive, the local prosecutor will decide whether to lay charges.

“I can tell you it was a traffic violation,” Gagnon said. “There was not a crash. There were no injuries. This person was the only person in the vehicle.”

Bertuzzi, 46, played in the NHL from 1995-2014. Along with the Canucks, he spent time with the New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings. He retired after a stint with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators in 2015. TMZ dubbed him one of the NHL’s “most controversial players of all time.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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