ESPN Hockey Analyst Barnaby Guilty of NY DWI

By: AP
By: AP

CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Former NHL player Matthew Barnaby has avoided jail time and potential deportation to Canada by
pleading guilty to four violations related to the New York drunken-driving arrest that got him fired from ESPN.

The former hockey analyst pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, refusing a breath test, driving with unsafe tires and failing to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of his address change. He appeared Tuesday in town court in Clarence, the Buffalo suburb where he lives.

He later apologized to the community.

A judge sentenced him to 100 hours of community service speaking
to schoolchildren, alcohol abuse counseling and $1,950 in fines and
surcharges.

Erie County sheriff's deputies arrested Barnaby early Dec. 5 after finding him behind the wheel of a car with front end damage.

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