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Update- No Jail Time For Khabibulin

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin will not serve prison time as a result of his extreme drunken-driving conviction, the Edmonton Journal and other media outlets reported this week.

After Khabibulin was charged with speeding with a blood-alcohol level at more than twice the legal limit back in February 2010, it was believed the goaltender would not be given preferential treatment when he dropped his appeal of the conviction and would begin his 30-day sentence on Saturday. That was the belief of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, until a local judge told him otherwise this week.

According to reports, a judge has moved Khabibulin into a work-release program that will allow the goaltender to leave the facility from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Prison officials told The Journal that as long as he follows the rules and doesn’t exhibit signs of having been drinking, Khabibulin will be allowed to spend his daytime hours as he pleases.

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added 4:20pm, The headline is misleading a bit.  Basically Khabibulin will be sleeping at the facility.

Lights-out probably at 10pm, he sleeps, wakes-up and leaves.

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Nicholas Lorenzi's avatar

Can’t drink when you’re sleeping, but this seems a little inappropriate.

The decision also means he will not have to wear the signature pink underwear that inmates of the county’s famous Tent City jail wear. Arpaio has been quoted as saying the pink underwear have a calming effect on inmates, although critics say it’s more about humiliation.

It’s a shame that he is being treated like Paris Hilton.

Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 07/29/11 at 07:08 PM ET

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