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Red Wings Prospect Riley Sheahan Guilty Of Drunken Driving

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Riley Sheahan, drafted 21th overall by the Detroit Red Wings, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 25: Riley Sheahan, drafted 21th overall by the Detroit Red Wings, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - A Detroit Red Wings prospect arrested in a Teletubby costume in western Michigan has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

The 61st District Court says Riley Sheahan pleaded guilty Thursday to operating a car with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or higher. He was placed on probation for a year and must work on a work crew for 49 hours.

Sheahan, who plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins, also must attend a class on how alcohol-related crashes affect victims. He was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby named Tinky Winky when arrested in Grand Rapids on Oct. 29. Police at the time said he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30, well over the legal limit.

The 21-year-old Sheahan was 20 at the time.

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