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NHL Forward Fined 117,000 Dollars For Drunk Driving Incident

Published February 11, 2024 at 5:03 PM
BY SKY
     
St. Louis Blues player Kasperi Kapanen is facing a hefty fine after getting caught driving drunk in Finland last August.

The court decided on a big fine instead of jail time for the former Toronto Maple Leafs player. Reports say Kapanen was speeding and blew over the legal alcohol limit on a breathalyzer test when pulled over near the airport.

Kapanen admitted to having a drink before boarding a plane at Helsinki airport. He apologized for his actions in September, taking full responsibility.

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014, Kapanen started his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He briefly played for the Penguins before joining the St. Louis Blues in 2023.


Kapanen commented on the incident back in September and admitted to his wrongdoing.

«Last month, I made a mistake that cannot be accepted, and I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my family, the Blues organization, my teammates and the fans,» he wrote in a statement. «I understand the seriousness of my act and I will do everything to earn my trust back.»

St. Louis #Blues forward Kasperi Kapanen has been fined 108,700 (~$117,000 USD) for a drunk driving charge in Finland last August.



Despite being sidelined with a lower-body injury since January, Kapanen has managed to score four goals and 13 points in 42 games this season.
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