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Dustin Byfuglien Arrested: NHL Player Busted On Suspicion Of Boating While Intoxicated

Dustin Byfuglien

First Posted: 09/01/11 07:08 PM ET Updated: 11/01/11 06:12 AM ET

Winnipeg Jets enforcer Dustin Byfuglien was arrested on Wednesday for boating while intoxicated in, of all places, the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Byfuglien was arrested on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota around 8:15 p.m. based on probable cause in relation to boating while intoxicated after refusing to submit to a blood or urine test.

Based on a police report, Byfuglien was received in Hennepin County Sheriff's office at 11:13 p.m. and released a little more than three hours later.

There are some concerns that if Byfuglien is indeed convicted, he may have difficulty entering Canada to play for the Jets, as the country has very strict laws in relation to admitting those with drunk driving convictions.

Last season with the Atlanta Thrashers, Byfuglien scored 20 goals and compiled 31 assists.

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