(ESPN) A Detroit Red Wings prospect faces charges under Michigan’s tough “super drunk” designation following a traffic stop during which police discovered him clad in a Teletubby costume. According to a Grand Rapids police report, Riley Sheahan twice registered a blood alcohol level of .30 percent when tested in jail after his arrest on Oct. 29. Police say the 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins center from St. Catharines, Ontario, was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby known as Tinky Winky during the stop.
The “super drunk” charge carries a penalty of 180 days in jail and possible deportation. Sheahan also faces a charge of providing false information, as he was carrying the driver’s license of fellow Wings prospect Brendan Smith when he was arrested. According to the police report, Sheahan told police he was using Smith’s license so he could get into bars. Smith, 23, was the Red Wings’ first-round pick in 2007.
Well if you’re going to go out and get a DUI, you might as well do it in style. Not only is blowing a .30 twice back at the jail pretty impressive in itself, but getting pulled over while wearing a Teletubby costume is grounds for a nomination into the DUI hall of fame. But that’s only if he was wearing the head part of the costume too. Like how these cops were able to keep a straight face while Tinky Winky (or whoever the fuck the purple one is) attempts to walk a straight line is beyond me. If it were me, I would have told him to put the Teletubby head back on and had him do the Macarena or maybe had him bust out some Gangnam Style just for my amusement. Either way, Sheahan you’re a beauty.
PS – I think we can all agree this is Bettman’s fault.
PPS – If you haven’t gotten shit hammed drunk while wearing a Teletubby costume, you’re doing it wrong.