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Khabibulin DUI Trial Update

via Sarah McLellan (Arizona Republic) has been tweeting from the trial for about 1 1/2 hours.  Doing a great job with the updates and her latest is…

Judge not buying Khabibulin’s lawyer’s argument of errors in the blood testing argument

update 6:55pm, Khabibulin found guilty on 3 counts- DUI with BAC of .08 or more, excessive speed and extreme DUI with BAC of .15 or more.

All via the tweets of Sarah and sentencing is on a later date not yet determined.

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Oilers Rock's avatar

if khabibulin does go to jail what will happen to his 3.5 cap hit? does he go to LTIR? and will he still collecting his paycheck while in jail?

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 08/28/10 at 04:10 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

@ Oilers Rock -

I don’t know, it’s all speculation right now and will depend on what the Oilers decide to do. I suppose they could suspend him for the duration of his sentence for not reporting to the team if he is found healthy.

The SBN Oilers blog, Copper & Blue, has been going an excellent job covering this.

Here is their most recent post on Khabibulin: http://www.coppernblue.com/2010/8/27/1654815/khabibulin-guilty-sentencing#storyjump

And here is a story they did a while back, talking to a lawyer in Arizona about the possible penalties he could face and the differences between counties: http://www.coppernblue.com/2010/8/5/936635/will-khabibulins-dui-land-the-wall

Good guys over there, and they do very careful work when looking at the facts of an important story. I think it would be a good blog to check out if you haven’t already. smile

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 08/28/10 at 09:02 AM ET

Oilers Rock's avatar

Thanks Baroque :D

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 08/28/10 at 10:49 PM ET

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