(DETROIT FREE PRESS) - Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan pleaded guilty this morning in Grand Rapids to operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .17 or more.
Charges of displaying or using false identification and driving the wrong way on a one-way street were dismissed.
Sheahan's legal representative, Terese Paletta, was not immediately available for comment, but a clerk at the 61st District Court said Sheahan entered a guilty plea before judge Jeanine N. LaVille on the drunken-driving charge.
Sheahan next faces a presentencing investigation, then sentencing.
Sheahan, who turned 21 earlier this month, was arrested Oct. 30 while driving in downtown Grand Rapids. He was dressed in a purple Teletubby costume for Halloween and was carrying the ID of Grand Rapids Griffins teammate Brendan Smith.
Sheahan was charged under Michigan's "super-drunk" DUI law because of his blood-alcohol content.
The Wings drafted Sheahan 21st overall in 2010. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that the team is monitoring Sheahan's situation.
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