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Brashear has Jan. 8 court date

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers enforcer Donald Brashear has been charged with drunken driving.

The forward is scheduled to appear in Waterford Township
municipal court Jan. 8 to face charges of driving under the
influence, careless driving and refusing to take a Breathalyzer
test.

Waterford Police Chief John Bekisz told The Courier Post of
Cherry Hill (N.J.) that police stopped Brashear around 3 a.m.
Friday after seeing him pull his 2002 Ford pickup out of a shopping
center parking lot and begin swerving.

Brashear, 31, left the municipal jail in the company of an
unidentified woman about two hours after his arrest, police said.

First-time DUI offenders in New Jersey face up to 30 days in
jail, a one-year driver's license suspension, 12 hours of alcohol
counseling and $750 in fines.

Brashear, who joined the Flyers in 2001, has three goals and
three assists in 25 games this season, and leads the team with 69
penalty minutes.

A telephone listing in Brashear's name was unpublished, and he
could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press. Flyers
spokesman Zack Hill declined to comment.

In 1997, as a member of the Vancouver Canucks, Brashear was charged with aggravated assault following an altercation outside a bar.
Brashear agreed to enter a six-month intervention program, and the
charges were dropped.

In 2000, he was sentenced to six months of probation after an
altercation with a worker at his girlfriend's gym.