ORONO, Maine (AP) The University of Maine says the school mascot missed a men's hockey game because he was a passenger in a car whose driver was arrested en route to the arena on a drunken driving charge.
University spokeswoman Margaret Nagle says the student playing the role of Bananas T Bear was asked not to perform Saturday night after the driver was charged. The driver was a fellow student.
The arrest took place at around the time the game started. Nagle says both students have been referred to the UMaine Student Conduct Office.
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The mascot skates during hockey games and mingles with the crowd.
UMaine beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 4-2 without the mascot's services.