NHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque is considered one of the best defensive players in league history, but he probably wishes that he had defended himself from driving his car on Friday night after partaking in more than a few adult beverages.
Bourque, who was involved in a small fender bender in Andover, Mass., was arrested after the 55-year-old allegedly rear-ended another car, causing the cops to arrive to the scene. When police did show up, they found a Bourque to be drunk, blowing a .249—or three times over the legal limit—first telling officers that he had “a few drinks.”
Per TMZ Sports:
Bourque appeared in court earlier today and pled not guilty to OUI — operating under the influence.
Bourque issued a statement — saying, “For the first time in my life, I find myself in unfamiliar territory. I am not happy about the situation I put myself into on Friday night.”
“I am a very proud person that accepts the responsibility of my actions and have always accepted being in the media eye.”
“I have used this popularity to try and positively impact as many lives as possible. I am happy that no one was hurt in the accident and thank everyone who has reached out in support of my family and me. Please be patient as I go through this process and respect my family and my privacy.”
The Hall of Fame defenseman was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, per WCVB, but showed up a day early, asking for the arraignment be held right away.
I don’t know what the hell Borque was drinking, but, my goodness, it hit him like a freakin’ wrecking ball through a building, because dude was hammered! Thankfully, no one was hurt.