Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan found clad in Teletubby costume faces DUI charges

This June 25, 2010 file photo shows Riley Sheahan of Canada, center, flanked by Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, left, and Joe McDonnell, director of amateur scouting, at the NHL hockey draft at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. 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 costume.

According to a Grand Rapids police report obtained by MLive.com, 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.

The Detroit Free Press posted the Grand Rapids Police Department dash cam of Sheahan's October arrest: