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Boston Bruins Hockey Legend Ray Bourque Pleads Not Guilty to Drunk Driving Charge

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    Boston Bruins hockey legend Ray Bourque was in court on Monday to face a drunk driving charge. (Published Monday, June 27, 2016)

    Boston Bruins hockey legend Ray Bourque was in court on Monday to face a drunk driving charge.

    Bourque, a popular and respected athlete in the Boston sports world, pleaded not guilty to charges during his arraignment in Lawrence District Court late Monday afternoon.

    According to the arrest report, Bourque had a blood alcohol level of .249, more than three times the legal limit.

    Bourque allegedly told police after he was arrested that he had "had a few drinks at the Andover Country Club."

    The arresting officer's police report said Bourque was slurring his speech and was unsteady on his feet during a field sobriety test.

    He was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Friday in Andover, Massachusetts, after police say his Mercedes-Benz rear-ended a minivan in a construction zone in the city.

    No injuries were reported.

    After being charged with driving under the influence and following too closely, Bourque posted bail and was released.

    Bourque, 55, later said in part, "I am a very proud person that accepts the responsibility of my actions and have always accepted being in the media eye.

    "I am happy that no one was hurt in the accident and thank everyone who has reached out in support of my family and me," he added.

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