Loading articles...

Former Vancouver Canuck Todd Bertuzzi arrested for DUI: report

Last Updated Mar 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm PDT

Detroit Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi looks towards players on Philadelphia Flyers bench after a play during first period pre-season NHL hockey action in London, Ontario, Thursday, September 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Bertuzzi reportedly refused a breathalyzer test, was booked into Oakland County Jail over the weekend

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Former Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi has reportedly been released from a Michigan jail after being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

TMZ is reporting Bertuzzi was pulled over by police in Auburn Hills, Michigan after they saw him run a red light. The report suggests Bertuzzi refused a breathalyzer test, and was booked into Oakland County Jail just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

The 46 year-old spent parts of eight seasons with the Canucks but settled in Michigan after finishing his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings.

In a game between the Canucks and Colorado Avalanche in March 2004, Bertuzzi punched Avalanche forward Steve Moore in the head from behind. The hit ended Moore’s career.

Bertuzzi faced criminal charges and later took a plea deal. Moore and Bertuzzi settled a civil case with a private settlement in 2014.