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Byfuglien Charged With Boating While Under The Influence

via Darren Wolfson tweets,

Got a tip that Dustin Byfuglien was at the Hennepin County Jail last night.

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BWI test refusal. Here it is.

Re: Byfuglien - told now refusal of BWI (boating) test. Also told he weighed in at 286 lbs. Holy crap! He played at about 245 lbs last year.

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squirrely's avatar

Are the penalties for a BWI as bad as a DWI?

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 09/01/11 at 01:16 PM ET

Paul's avatar

squirrely, found this online…

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) convictions and refusals are recorded on the violator’s
driver’s license record. Most of the BWI law is now found in the motor vehicle statutes, and
first time violators are subject to:
- Up to a $1,000 fine plus surcharges,
- Possible jail time,
- Loss of motorboat operating privileges for 90 days during the boating season, upon
conviction and notification by the Minnesota DNR.
Those who refuse testing will also be subject to a separate criminal charge for refusal and loss
of their motorboat operating privileges for one year, immediately upon refusal. If any of the
following aggravating factors are involved, the offense automatically becomes a gross
misdemeanor (four convictions within 10 years can result in a felony):
- An alcohol concentration of .20 or higher. (The offense is raised on degree)
- Prior DWI conviction(s) or refusal(s) of any kind in the past 10 years,
- There is a child less than 16 years of age on board.
Penalties will increase with any of the aggravating factors or a refusal, and can include the
following:
- A higher fine,
- Mandatory jail time,
- Loss of driver’s license,
- Loss of motor vehicle plates and
- Forfeiture of the motorboat being operated at the time of arrest.
The BWI law does not prohibit drinking alcoholic beverages aboard boats or having an open
bottle. The law applies to operators of motorboats that are not anchored, beached, moored,
docked or being rowed or propelled by non-mechanical means at the time of the offense.

Source

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/01/11 at 01:21 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

Looks like he’ll be moved back yet again- to goal.
He can block to whole damn thing now.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 09/01/11 at 01:28 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Lindas1st, or power forward in the NBA.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/01/11 at 01:30 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

...or maybe even the offensive line on an NFL team. LOL

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 09/01/11 at 01:36 PM ET

squirrely's avatar

He was huge before, but 286?  If he enters camp that large it might be a NHL weight record.  Who else has even come close to playing at that size?  This might spark a new trend in the NHL, Charles Wang might go sign some linemen to get the Isles above the cap floor and create the first 1000lbs plus forward line.  It would be like having all fat dudes in Nintendo Ice Hockey.

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 09/01/11 at 02:13 PM ET

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1) Remarkably overweight
2) BWI
3) Refusing test

The red flashing warning lamp that just went on is so big it could make Vesa Toskala permanently blind. Cheveldayoff is probably sitting naked in a corner right now, gnawing on his own leg. Or attacking and being very rude to furniture.

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 09/01/11 at 02:31 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Hell not those things he could be a Center or Guard in the NFL at that weight or DE in NFL

Posted by Evilpens on 09/01/11 at 02:46 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Closest to weight last year was boogard who was either 250something or 270something can’t remember but that guy was about 4 or 5 inches taller.. NHL is getting fast and he’s getting slower.. no way you pick up speed adding 40lbs to your weight

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 09/01/11 at 03:13 PM ET

squirrely's avatar

Maybe he’s putting the weight on to keep warm up in Winnepeg?

Posted by squirrely from Dirty Jersey on 09/01/11 at 03:34 PM ET

WingMan's avatar

No way he was only 245 last year… that might be what they had in the guide, but he was more like 265 or 270… he is a monster!  Little off season brew will add 10-15 easily…

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 09/01/11 at 03:38 PM ET

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No way he was only 245 last year… that might be what they had in the guide, but he was more like 265 or 270… he is a monster!  Little off season brew will add 10-15 easily…

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 09/01/11 at 01:38 PM ET

That’s true. Official sizes don’t come from the team physical; players and the team decide what they say, within reason. I know Max Talbot and Marc Recchi always had themselves listed as taller than they are, for whatever reason, and Eric Lindros always underreported his height and weight so he’d get a psychological edge when he showed up in the flesh and was bigger than anybody thought he’d be.


Wouldn’t surprise me if Buff was not actually 245 last year.

Posted by steviesteve on 09/01/11 at 04:00 PM ET

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I have a feeling he won’t be long in Winnipeg! Just a hunch!

Posted by timbits on 09/02/11 at 01:59 AM ET

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