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NY Islanders defenseman Sebastian Aho was arrested in Sweden for dui on August 13.
Per Sears, Aho and his wife visited friends the night time before while on holiday. He was arrested at 10: 30 a.m. local time after being stopped at a checkpoint.
“I deeply regret and study from this mistake and can definitely never drive again the very next day,” Aho told Norran (h/t Sears).
Claude Lemieux, who’s Aho’s agent, provided a statement via text to the Post.
“He previously no idea he’d still be on the limit by another morning and felt 100 percent, but unfortunately he made a blunder and he could be very sorry!” Lemieux wrote.
Aho was also fined 40,000 Swedish Krona ($3,769), per Aftonbladet (h/t Sears).
Islanders president of hockey operations and general manager Lou Lamariello released the official statement Wednesday.
“We were made aware immediately of the problem regarding Sebastian Aho. We’ve a copy of the authorities report indicating he registered a 0.03 blood alcohol content, that is .01 over Swedens legal limit of .02.
“Sebastian apologizes for his mistake so when an organization we shall use him to ensure this never happens again.”
Aho posted two goals and 10 assists in 36 games for the Isles last season. The 25-year-old re-signed with the team on a two-year deal on the offseason.