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Ray Bourque gets probation in drunken driving case

Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque admitted Wednesday in court that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to convict him of driving under the influence. Under Massachusetts law, his plea will resolve the case without a guilty finding if he successfully completes a one-year term of probation.

Hockey Hall of Famer rear-ended another vehicle on June 24

According to police, Ray Bourque had a blood-alcohol level that was three times Massachusetts' legal limit to drive when he rear-ended a minivan on June 24. (Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)

Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque has acknowledged there is enough evidence to find him guilty of drunken driving.

Bourque admitted Wednesday in Lawrence (Mass.) District Court that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to convict him of driving under the influence when his Mercedes-Benz rear-ended a minivan on June 24.

Police said Bourque had a blood-alcohol level of 0.249, three times the state's legal limit to drive.

Under Massachusetts law, Bourque's "admission to sufficient facts" plea will resolve the case without a guilty finding if he successfully completes a one-year term of probation.

A judge also suspended Bourque's driver's license for 45 days.

Bourque played for the Bruins for 21 seasons, then helped the Colorado Avalanche win a Stanley Cup in 2001 before retiring. He joined the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.

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