Flyers’ Evgeny Medvedev charged with DUI, drug possession

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Flyers' Evgeny Medvedev charged with DUI, Drug Possession
Saturday May 14th, 2016

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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev has been charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with his April driving arrest, according to 

Medvedev was charged with having a blood alcohol content of over double the legal limit, along with five misdemeanor DUI and drug charges. He was also cited for driving without a license, disregarding lane lines and not using his headlights.

Medvedev, 33, completed his first NHL season, earning $3 million with the Flyers. The Russian-national will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the charges on June 15. 

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