Islanders Defenseman Sebastian Aho Arrested In Sweden For Alleged Drunk Driving

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Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders defenseman Sebastian Aho was fined 40,000 Swedish Krona ($3,769) following his arrest in Sweden. Aho was reportedly arrested for drunk driving after being stopped at a checkpoint at approximately 10:30 am local time. Aho’s attorney Claude Lemieux issued a statement, saying that his client is “very sorry”.

“He had no idea he would still be over the limit by the next morning and felt 100 percent, but unfortunately he made a mistake and he is very sorry!”

Aho’s driver’s license was reportedly suspended as a result of the arrest. Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello issued a statement saying he has received a copy of the police report, which states that Aho’s blood alcohol content is 0.03.

Lomoriello also said, “Sebastian apologizes for his mistake and as an organization we will work with him to make sure this never happens again.”

Aho is a former 35th overall pick of the NHL Draft. Aho was a group-six unrestricted free agent this past offseason, before he ended up signing back with the Islanders on a two-year, $825,000 deal. The 26-year-old played in 36 games for the Islanders last season, netting two goals with 10 total assists.

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