Ray Bourque gets probation in drunken driving case
Hockey Hall of Famer rear-ended another vehicle on June 24
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.