Sebastian Aho, a defenseman for the Islanders, was recently detained in Sweden for driving under the influence and had his licence banned as a result, The Post said.
Islanders’ Sebastian Aho arrested: What happened?
The incident happened on August 13 at 10:30 a.m., according to the Swedish publication Norran, who broke the news first. The previous evening, Aho and his wife had gone to see friends. He blew a.03, which is over the.02 limit in Sweden but under the legal limit of.08 in the United States.
Aho received a 40,000 Swedish Krona ($3,769) fine, according to AftonBladet.
“Unfortunately, he made a mistake and he is very apologetic,” he said. “He had no notion he would still be over the limit by the next morning.” Claude Lemieux, Aho’s agent, texted The Post to confirm.
The Post’s reporting was corroborated by Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello in a statement.
Sebastian Aho’s position was quickly brought to our attention, according to Lamoriello. “According to a copy of the police record, he registered a blood alcohol level of 0.03, which is.01 above Sweden’s legal limit of.02, at the time of the incident. Sebastian is sorry for his error, and we will work with him to prevent it from happening again as a company.
Aho was apparently detained at a checkpoint while on holiday in the little Baltic Sea city of Sundsvall.
Aho said to Norran, “I profoundly repent and learn from this mistake and will unquestionably never drive again the next day.
The 26-year-old, who is expected to be the Islanders’ seventh defenseman this season, has had trouble breaking into the starting lineup ever since moving to North America in 2017.
Aho signed a two-year, $825,000 average yearly value contract with the Islanders as a group-six unrestricted free agency this offseason. When the training camp opens the following month, he will be vying with Robin Salo for a position on the left side of the third defence pairing.
Aho appeared in 36 games for the Isles last season, contributing 10 assists to his two goals.
New York Islanders statement about Sebastian Aho case
It has been reported by Norran that Sebastian Aho, a defenseman for the New York Islanders, was detained for drunk driving in Sundsvall, Sweden, last week.
The following statement was made public by the New York Islanders:
The matter involving Sebastian Aho was promptly brought to our attention, according to Lou Lamoriello, president and general manager of the New York Islanders. “According to a copy of the police record, he registered a blood alcohol level of 0.03, which is.01 above Sweden’s legal limit of.02, at the time of the incident. Sebastian is sorry for his error, and we will work with him to prevent it from happening again as a company.
More information about the arrest was disclosed on the website Sports Badet.
According to the report, which has been translated, the incident happened on the morning of August 13 in Sundsvall, Sweden, and Sebastian Aho’s blood alcohol content, or BAC, registered at 0.032.
In Sweden,.02 is the legal limit for driving while intoxicated.
This would not be a felony because the legal limit for driving after drinking in the US is.08 BAC.
But it is in Sweden.
Sebastian Aho, a 26-year-old, discussed the situation and responded to Norran.
Aho declared, “I sincerely repent and learn from my error, and I will unquestionably never drive a car the day after again.”
According to the study, Aho is aware of the offence he has committed. According to Sports Badet, the offence “carries a fine of 40 days for a total of SEK 40,000,” or $3,371.74 in U.S. dollars.
His licence may also have been suspended, according to speculation.
Aho signed a two-year contract with the New York Islanders on July 22, 2022, and as previously said, he was vying to become a regular in the Islanders lineup for the first time in his NHL career.
With Sebastian Aho, Robin Salo, and newcomer Dennis Cholowski all vying for the sixth and final defenseman spot, the New York Islanders signed Dennis Cholowski, 24, to a two-year, two-way contract on Tuesday.
Now that Sebastian Aho is out for the start of the 2022–23 season, the acquisition of Cholowski makes more sense.
Report in Sportbladet
Sebastian Aho, a defenseman with the New York Islanders, was detained on August 13 for driving under the influence, according to a story in the Swedish sports publication Sportbladet.
Aho was involved in the event in Sundsvall, and his blood alcohol content was 0.03—over the 0.02 threshold that is permitted in Sweden. The story quotes Aho as saying, “I profoundly apologise and [will] learn from this mistake.” This is translated from the Swedish version.
On Wednesday night, the group posted the following message on social media:
The 2017 fifth-round pick inked a two-year agreement on July 22 to stay with the Islanders and contend for a spot on the third pairing, which was seen as a rather unexpected move earlier this summer. The 26-year-old played a career-high 36 games in season while averaging 16:27 minutes per game and recording 12 points (two goals, 10 assists).
“Along with my family, some of our friends, and I were on vacation. We went out to eat together one evening. We were planning to continue our vacation at ten o’clock the following morning when I was stopped for a random sample check and found to be over the limit.”
Aho, an AHL All-Star for 2019, was anticipated to compete throughout training camp alongside Robin Salo and recently signed Dennis Cholowski for the sixth and final spot on the team’s blue line, as general manager Lou Lamoriello stated the desire was to stay domestic to complete the defence.
According to a statement from the Islanders, “Sebastian apologises for his error and as a team, we will work with him to ensure that this never happens again.”
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