Red Wings prospect faces ‘super drunk’ charge

Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan faces charges under

Michigan’s tougher ”super drunk” designation following a traffic

stop during which police discovered him clad in a Teletubby


According to a Grand Rapids police report obtained by

( ), Sheahan twice registered a blood alcohol

level of 0.30 percent following his arrest on Oct. 29. The driving

limit is 0.08 percent and the benchmark for the ”super drunk”

designation is 0.17 percent.

Police say he was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby,

also known as Tinky Winky, during the stop. The 20-year-old Grand

Rapids Griffins center from St. Catharines, Ontario, played in

college at Notre Dame.

The ”super drunk” charge carries a penalty of 180 days in jail

and possible deportation. Sheahan’s next hearing is scheduled for

Dec. 13.