Report: Wings' Riley Sheahan was in Teletubbies costume when pulled over Sheahan By Ted Kulfan
Riley Sheahan, center, was wearing a costume depicting a character from the late 1990s children's TV show "Teletubbies" when stopped by police in Grand Rapids, according to reports. (Associated Press)
Detroit — Riley Sheahan, the Red Wings' No. 1 draft pick in 2010, reportedly was wearing a Teletubbies costume at the time he was pulled over shortly before midnight on Oct. 29, driving the wrong way in downtown Grand Rapids.
"Teletubbies" was a PBS children's program that was produced from 1997 to 2002.
Sheahan, 20, had a blood-alcohol content of .30, nearly four times the legal limit and twice the threshold for the "super-drunk" charge he faces for his arrest, MLive reported. Sheahan also had identification of Brendan Smith, another Red Wings draft pick who will join the Wings once the NHL lockout is over, at the time of the arrest. Sheahan was also charged with providing officers with false information.
Details of the arrest were obtained by MLive website through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Sheahan, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Nov. 6 in Grand Rapids District Court, faces up to 180 days in jail.
General manager Ken Holland said the Wings have dealt with Sheahan's issues internally.
In his first pro season, Sheahan has three goals and two assists for the Griffins in 15 games.