Ex-Bruins star Bourque pleads not guilty to drunken driving
FILE - In this July 29, 2015, file photo, former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque walks on the field during an event at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Bourque has been arrested on a drunken driving charge. Andover, Mass., police Lt. Cecilia Blais tells The Boston Globe the 55-year-old was arrested after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the city about 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016. No injuries were reported. Bourque was charged with operating under the influence, posted bail and was released. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque (bork) has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge.
Bourque was charged Friday with operating under the influence of alcohol after his Mercedes-Benz rear-ended a minivan in an Andover construction zone. No one was hurt.
The 55-year-old Bourque entered his plea Monday in Lawrence District Court.
The Eagle-Tribune newspaper reported that police said Bourque had a blood-alcohol level of 0.249, three times the legal limit. Authorities say he told police he had ''a few drinks'' at the Andover Country Club.
In a statement Sunday, Bourque said he accepted responsibility for his actions. He said, ''I am not happy about the situation I put myself into.''
Bourque was originally scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but his lawyer asked for it to be moved up.