Red Wings prospect faces 'super drunk' charge

Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan of St. Catharines, Ont., faces charges under Michigan's "super drunk" designation following his arrest during a traffic stop on Oct. 29.
Riley Sheahan, middle, poses with Red Wings executives upon being picked 21st overall in the 2010 NHL Draft at Los Angeles. (Reed Saxon/Associated Press)

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 obtained by MLive.com , Riley Sheahan twice registered a blood alcohol level of .30 per cent when tested in jail following his arrest on Oct. 29.

Police say the 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins centre from St. Catharines, Ont., 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.

Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill says Sheahan is "getting help right now and will continue to get help."

Sheahan's next court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13.