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NHL prospect drove drunk as Teletubby

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Detroit Red Wings prospect faces charges under Michigan's tough "super drunk" designation following a traffic stop during which police discovered him clad in a Teletubby costume.

According to a Grand Rapids police report, Riley Sheahan twice registered a blood alcohol level of .30 per cent when tested in jail following his arrest on Oct. 29.

Police say the 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins centre from St. Catharines, Ont., was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby known as Tinky Winky during the stop.

The "super drunk" charge carries a penalty of 180 days in jail and possible deportation.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 29, 2012 D4

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