VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Former Vancouver Canuck Todd Bertuzzi has been charged with impaired driving, a month after he was arrested in Michigan.
The Auburn Hills Police Department say Bertuzzi was pulled over shortly before midnight on Feb. 26, after a vehicle was seen “swerving all over the road.”
Police say officers saw the 2020 Lincoln Navigator blow through a red light before it came to a stop.
Bertuzzi, 46, was the only person in the vehicle at the time. Police say he failed sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer test.
In the details that have come out today, police say it was Feb. 26th when they pulled over a 2020 black Lincoln Navigator that was "swerving all over the road." Investigators say Bertuzzi was the only person inside.
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He was later taken to jail, where his blood was taken for a toxicology test. Police say he was released after 12 hours, pending results of the test.
“The toxicology results from the Michigan State Police lab showed Mr. Bertuzzi blood alcohol content was 0.25 per cent,” said Deputy Police Chief Ryan Gagnon in a statement.
On March 25, Bertuzzi was arraigned and released on bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 11.
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Bertuzzi 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.
With files from Chris Wahl