According to North Andover Eagle Tribune When Ray Bourque blood was tested for alcohol he registered a shocking .249 when he was arrested last week. In Massachusetts the legal limit is 0.08.
In a statement, Andover police Chief Patrick Keefe said, that around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, The Bruins’ Hall of Fame defenseman rear-ended a minivan. No one was hurt in the accident.
After being charged with operating under the influence of liquor and following another vehicle too closely at his arraignment on Monday, Bourque, 55, pleaded not guilty. The Eagle Tribune reported that he told police he had consumed “a couple of drinks” at the Andover Country Club.
Sunday night his charitable partner and former teammate Cleon Daskalakis issued a statement on his behalf. Bourque said, “For the first time in my life, I find myself in unfamiliar territory. I am not happy about the situation I put myself into on Friday Night. I am a very proud person that accepts the responsibility of my actions and have always accepted being in the media eye. I have used this popularity to try and positively impact as many lives as possible.”