Nashville Predators center David Legwand celebrates after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers, in the third period, to give the Predators a 3-2 win in an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Mark Humphrey
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Predators centre David Legwand pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received a six-month suspended sentence.
Legwand was arrested in February and charged with driving under the influence and violating the state's implied consent law for refusing a blood-alcohol test. Lawyer Roger May said Thursday that Legwand was also given six months probation and a US$350 fine.
His driver's license will be restricted for a year for not taking the breath test, meaning he can only drive to and from work.
He was pulled over near downtown Nashville on Feb. 15 after a police officer clocked him driving 51 miles per hour (82 kilometres per hour) in a 35-m.p.h. (56 km/h) zone.
Legwand, who recently signed a six-year US$27 million contract, has been sidelined since he injured a foot March 7 at Calgary.