ESPN hockey analyst Barnaby arrested on alleged DWI charges

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ESPN hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated on Monday morning in the Erie County town of Clarence, N.Y.

The former NHL right winger who played for the Buffalo Sabres failed several standard field sobriety tests and refused a breath test according to WGRZ TV. When he was initially pulled over, Barnaby, 38, was said to be behind the wheel of his Porsche Cayenne and driving on a rim, causing sparks.

Significant front end damage was also reported according to sherriff's deputies who revoked his license and indicated Barnaby will have to pay a visit to??Town of Clarence Court outside Buffalo according to WIVB TV.

After a stint with the Sabres from 1993-99, Barnaby was well-traveled in his NHL career with stops with Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, the New York Rangers, Colorado, Chicago and Dallas before calling it quits in 2007.

Barnaby allegedly kicked in a garage door trying to enter the suburban Buffalo home of his estranged wife and two children, according to an Erie County DA.

That incident reportedly took place in May and Barnaby was ordered to do 500 hours of community service for charges to be dropped. The ex-NHL player was also ordered to stay away from his wife and her boyfriend while undergoing anger management counseling.

ESPN officials had no official comment on the most recent matter, according to the company's website.


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