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Nikolai Khabibulin Sentenced

He received the minimum sentence and fine.

vai AZ Vibe Sports tweet,

Min sentence = 30 days Min Fine = $507.60 DUI Assesment + $500.00 DPS + Jail Costs. Plus State Certifed Alcohol Screening and counseling.

added 6:17pm via Sarah McLellan tweets,

Talking now with lawyer. They are appealing

No estimate on appeal process but will be at camp

added 8:03pm, via TSN,

“I understand that (Khabibulin) has appealed the conviction and the resulting sentencing has been stayed pending appeal,” said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. “I don’t expect having any reaction or response until the conclusion of the appeal process.”

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I wonder if he is going to have problems getting into Canada, as drunk driving is a felony in Ontario, living on the boarder I know several people who can not get into Canada because of there Drunk Driving charges.

Although I believe you can pay some big fine and get an exemption.

Posted by wingsnut25 on 08/31/10 at 08:10 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I’d complain about preferential treatment, but it seems that a DUI gets you absolutely nothing any more, anywhere.

Posted by Primis on 08/31/10 at 09:24 PM ET

David Lee's avatar

Yeah,  Unfortunately, DUI penalties are much lighter than they should be.  My best friend’s father was killed by a drunk driver in New York state recently.  The driver had children in the car with her, which makes the DUI a felony. It was the driver’s second offense, there was a fatality and another severe injury caused by the accident.  Of course the drunk driver was uninjured. 
She hasn’t been sentenced yet, but the DA has pretty much stated that the maximum penalty for a second offense felony DUI including vehicular manslaughter = 7 years.

Khabibulin is getting off really easy here, and he’s kind of being a dick appealing the sentence.  He made a stupid mistake, and he was lucky that nobody was hurt or killed.

He should take his slap on the wrist like a man.

Posted by David Lee from Greensboro, NC on 08/31/10 at 11:12 PM ET

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