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Predators' centre David Legwand gets probation for reckless driving

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Predators centre David Legwand pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received a six-month suspended sentence.

Legwand was arrested in February and charged with driving under the influence and violating the state's implied consent law for refusing a blood-alcohol test. Lawyer Roger May said Thursday that Legwand was also given six months probation and a US$350 fine.

His driver's license will be restricted for a year for not taking the breath test, meaning he can only drive to and from work.

He was pulled over near downtown Nashville on Feb. 15 after a police officer clocked him driving 51 miles per hour (82 kilometres per hour) in a 35-m.p.h. (56 km/h) zone.

Legwand, who recently signed a six-year US$27 million contract, has been sidelined since he injured a foot March 7 at Calgary.


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