Khabibulin convicted of DUI, speeding

Edmonton Oilers' goalie Nikolai Khabibulin was convicted Friday of three charges related to drunk driving and speeding in Arizona earlier this year.

Edmonton Oilers' goalie Nikolai Khabibulin was convicted Friday of three charges related to drunk driving and speeding in Arizona earlier this year.

“I find you guilty of extreme DUI,” said the judge. That means the hockey player had a blood alcohol level of more than .15, or twice the legal limit in the state.

The 37-year-old was also found guilty of excessive speeding. His lawyer, Mark Dubeil, said in an email that one charge of impaired to the slight degree was dismissed.

Police said when Khabibulin was pulled over on Feb. 8, his blood alcohol content was .164. Court documents indicated he was clocked going 110 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.

He will be sentenced Tuesday. The offences carry a minimum jail sentence of 30 days or a maximum sentence of six months.

Khabibulin signed with the Edmonton Oilers last year with a four-year, $15-million contract.

 
 
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