NHL all-star and Minnesota native Dustin Byfuglien was arrested Wednesday night on Lake Minnetonka on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. Byfuglien, who was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Roseau, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. on Lower Lake South in Excelsior and refused to take a blood or urine test, according to the Hennepin County sheriff's office. The 26-year-old was booked into the Hennepin County Jail about 11:15 p.m. and released about three hours later, according to jail records. Lisa Kiava, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said she could not comment on other details of the case, which will be presented to the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District attorney for consideration of charges. Byfuglien could not be reached for comment. His agent, Ben Hankinson, said he could not comment on the arrest. "It's going to sort out, though, and everything will be fine," he said. Byfuglien, a defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets, skated at a camp Thursday in St. Louis Park with other local NHL players to get ready for the season, his agent said. "He looks great," Hankinson said. "He's been skating every day with us for the past two weeks."
NHL's Dustin Byfuglien accused of boating while intoxicated on Lake Minnetonka
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Sep 2