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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 spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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