Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor has voluntarily entered a substance abuse program following drunk driving and child endangerment charges stemming from an incident this past Thursday.
Sydor, 43, was pulled over Thursday while driving his 12-year-old son to a hockey game and his blood alcohol content was reported to be .30, nearly four times Minnesota’s legal limit. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sydor is facing, “two gross misdemeanor counts of second-degree driving while impaired with two aggravating factors — the endangerment of his child and having a blood alcohol content of .16 or more.”
The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo reported Monday evening that Sydor flew himself to Malibu, Calif., where he entered the NHL/NHLPA’s substance abuse/behavioral health program. Sydor’s lawyer, Ryan Pacyga, told Russo that Sydor will spend at least 30 days in the treatment facility, but his stay could be longer depending on the treatment he requires. Read more