Devils’Andrew Brunette arrested for DUI on golf cart

Devils’Andrew Brunette arrested for DUI on golf cart

Devils associate coach and former Panthers interim head coach Andrew Brunette was arrested on Wednesday for driving under the influence in Broward County, Fla., according to the county’s arrest registry.

Brunette was also charged with disobeying a stop sign or a surrender sign, and he was held on $500 bail, according to the arrest log. He was taken to the Broward County Main Jail. WPLG Local 10 News and Andy Slater first reported Brunette’s arrest.

According to an arrest report obtained by WPLG Local 10 News, the incident began outside a bar with an illegally parked golf cart belonging to Brunette. He told a sheriff’s deputy he was leaving, as the citation was being drafted, but “the deputy observed that Brunette’s speech was garbled and he was unsteady on his feet.”

Andrew Brunette was being held in Broward County Main Jail, with bail set at $500. Broward County

The deputy then performed a traffic stop 17 minutes later when he saw Brunette driving away with the golf cart and exploding two stop signs.

“Deputies said that when they asked Brunette for her documents, he provided registration and insurance for the golf cart, but handed over his wife’s driver’s license and said it was because ‘he wasn’t driving,’ according to the WPLG Local 10 News report. .

The Devils said in a statement to the Post that they “are aware of the information” regarding Brunette and are “in the process of gathering additional information.”

The Devils hired Andrew Brunette in July to join head coaching staff Lindy Ruff.Getty Images

Brunette, 49, became Florida’s interim coach last season after Joel Quenneville resigned following a meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman over his involvement in the deal. Blackhawks sexual abuse. Brunette inherited a 7-0-0 record and guided the Panthers to the league’s best record and a berth in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where they lost to the Lightning.

He was not named the team’s permanent head coach after the season, however, as Florida opted to hire veteran head coach Paul Maurice.

In July, the Devils hired him as an associate coach on head coach Lindy Ruff’s staff. New Jersey general manager Tom Fitzgerald called Brunette “a walking encyclopedia of hockey” and also referenced Brunette’s desire to work under Ruff – and Ruff’s desire to work with Brunette – as reasons for the hiring, according to an article in July.

Andrew Brunette was named interim coach of the Florida Panthers last season after Joel Quenneville resigned. Getty Images Andrew Brunette helped guide the Panthers to the Eastern Conference Semifinals last season, where they ultimately lost to the Lightning.

According to WPLG Local 10 and Broward County court records, Brunette was involved in two other traffic violations while on staff at Florida as an assistant and head coach. . He was cited for going 27mph in a 15mph school zone in 2021. Brunette pleaded not guilty before a traffic court officer dismissed him three months later. Brunette was also cited and fined for going 58mph in a 40mph zone.

The Devils currently sit second in the Metropolitan Division with a 32-13-4 all-star break record — this weekend in Sunrise, Fla. — with eight wins in their last 10 games.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *