Minnesota Wild assistant coach and former NHL defenseman Darryl Sydor was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving drunk, with his 12-year-son in the vehicle, Lt. Mike Monsrud of the Fridley Police Department told Dave Aeikens of KSTP.com.
Aeikens further reports:
Sydor was stopped at 5:15 p.m. on Minnesota Highway 65 and Medtronic Parkway in Fridley while he was on his way to his son's hockey game in Brooklyn Park, Monsrud said.
Sydor's blood alcohol level was 0.30, Monsrud said; he is expected to appear in court Friday on drunk driving and child endangerment charges.
Monsrud said Sydor failed a field sobriety test and displayed slow and slurred speech. Police gave the boy a ride to the hockey game.
Sydor remains in Anoka County Jail.
Sydor was released Friday afternoon on $12,000 bail and now faces two gross misdemeanor counts of second-degree driving while impaired, according to the Star Tribune. The two counts are endangerment of a child and having a blood alcohol content of .16 or more.
The Wild later released the following statement:
We are aware of the reports regarding Darryl Sydor. We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.
Sydor, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, has spent the past four seasons behind the Wild bench, serving as an assistant to Mike Yeo.
The 43-year-old played 18 seasons in the NHL.