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Winnipeg Jets issue statement regarding Pavelec

Tuesday, 07.17.2012 / 5:23 PM / News
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Winnipeg Jets issue statement regarding Pavelec
Official statement regarding Ondrej Pavelec

The Winnipeg Jets have confirmed the details surrounding Ondrej Pavelec's driving under the influence incident in Kladno, Czech Republic on May 26, 2012.

Pavelec issued the following personal statement:

"On May 26, 2012, I was involved in a traffic accident in the Czech Republic. There were no injuries. Police arrived at the scene and I agreed to a blood alcohol test. On June 12, my attorney appeared in court on my behalf and submitted a plea of guilty at the first proceeding. The court issued a six month suspended sentence and suspended my driver's license for 20 months in the Czech Republic. The case will be dismissed in 12 months provided I have no alcohol related violations during this time. I'm disappointed in myself for this error in judgment. I'm thankful no one was injured as a result of my actions. I want to sincerely apologize to our fans, the Winnipeg Jets organization, and to my teammates for any embarrassment this has caused. I'm truly sorry for letting you all down."

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