Ex-NHLer Ed Belfour Arrested At Kentucky Hotel After Drunken Fit

Courtesy: Kenneth Garger | News Source: nypost.com

NHL Hall of Famer Ed Belfour was arrested early Tuesday at a Kentucky hotel for allegedly trying to fight an employee and tearing down a curtain rod in a drunken fit, a report said.

Belfour, 54, was “manifestly under the influence of alcohol to a point he was a danger to himself and others” when police found him inside the Kentucky Grand Hotel and Spa about 1:30 a.m., the Bowling Green Daily News said, citing the arrest report.

Bowling Green police were called to the hotel on a complaint of a drunken and disorderly man, after the Stanley Cup-winning goalie tried to fight an employee and struck glass in anger, the arrest record said.

When cops arrived, they found Belfour on the second floor, kicking a spa door while “clutching a curtain rod that had been ripped out of the dry wall above a window next to him,” according to the report.

Belfour, who wrapped up his NHL career in 2007, had “slow slurred speech” and “bloodshot eyes” at the time of his arrest, police said.

“He could barely stand up, and he had the strong odor of alcohol on his breath,” according to his arrest report.

He was charged with criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place, the report said.

It’s not the first time the legendary former net-minder has been in trouble with law.

In 2007, while playing for the Florida Panthers, Belfour and teammate Ville Peltonen were arrested at a Miami bar for roughing up a police officer.

He was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest and later ordered to serve 20 hours of community service as part of a plea deal, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

While with the Dallas Stars in 2000, Belfour also had a scuffle with a security guard at an upscale hotel and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

He was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $3,000 fine in that incident.

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