KSTP, an ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities, is reporting that Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was arrested on Thursday in Fridley, MN under suspicion of drunk driving.
According to the report, Sydor is due in court on Friday on charges of drunk driving and child endangerment, as he was driving with his 12-year-old son in the truck.
Dave Aeikens of KSTP reports:
Sydor, who lives in Woodbury, was stopped at 5:15 p.m. on Minnesota Highway 65 and Medtronic Parkway in Fridley while he was on his way to his son’s hockey game in Brooklyn Park, Monsrud said.
Sydor’s blood alcohol level was 0.30, Monsrud said; he is expected to appear in court Friday on drunk driving and child endangerment charges.
Monsrud said Sydor failed a field sobriety test and displayed slow and slurred speech. Police gave the boy a ride to the hockey game. Sydor has four children, according to information on the team’s website.
Sydor remains in Anoka County Jail.
Sydor has coached with the Wild for the last four seasons, following an 18-year career that spanned six teams, including ten years with the Dallas Stars.
The Minnesota Wild have not offered any comment on the situation, though Star Tribune beat writer Michael Russo says that the team will offer a comment today.
The Minnesota Wild have released the following statement on the situation: “We are aware of the reports regarding Darryl Sydor. We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.