Bourque pleads not guilty; blood-alcohol three times legal limit: Report

Former Boston Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque was arrested, booked and released on bail on Friday, June 24 for operating under the influence (OUI) in Andover, Massachusetts.

Bourque was not scheduled to be arraigned until Tuesday; however he and his attorney appeared in court on Monday where Bourque entered a plea of ‘not guilty.’

Details are now coming forth as to the circumstances surrounding Bourque’s arrest, including his blood-alcohol content.

According to the Boston Globe, Bourque’s BAC was allegedly .249, three times over the legal limit.

First reported by WCVB, police responded to a traffic accident at 11:30 p.m. They found Bourque’s Mercedes had rear ended a Toyota minivan in a construction zone. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Additional reporting from the Globe:

The report said Bourque’s speech was slurred, he smelled of alcohol, he was unsteady on his feet, and he was swaying side to side.

“I had a few drinks at the Andover Country Club,” Bourque told police, according to the report.”

On Sunday, Bourque released a statement through Celebrity Marketing, Inc.’s Facebook page:

After Bourque entered his plea, the judge allowed him to remain out on bail with the reminders of what he can and can’t do until his next court appearance.

Bourque is scheduled to return to court on July 21.