Wild assistant Darryl Sydor arrested while taking son to hockey game

Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was arrested late Thursday afternoon and charged with impaired driving and child endangerment after a test revealed a blood alcohol content of .30 -- almost four times the legal limit in Minnesota.

Sydor was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer with his 12-year-old son in the front passenger seat en route to the boy's hockey game when another motorist called police to report what they thought to be an intoxicated driver.

Shortly after 5 p.m. local time, an officer with the Fridley Police Department, a suburb near North Minneapolis, observed Sydor's vehicle driving erratically, nearly striking an oncoming vehicle, and pulled him over, according to the arrest report.

The arrest report indicated that Sydor had bloodshot, watery eyes and that he spoke in a slurred manner.

Sydor failed several field-sobriety tests and was taken to the Fridley police station, where he agreed to provide a breath analysis, Lt. Mike Monsrud told ESPN.com on Friday afternoon.

The legal limit for alcohol is .08.

Sydor, 43, was arrested and charged with second-degree driving while under the influence and child endangerment and taken to the Anoka County jail. He spent the night there prior to his first court appearance Friday afternoon, when bail was set at $12,000, which is standard in such drunken driving cases. Sydor remained in jail Friday.

Court records say Sydor did not have a lawyer during the appearance in Anoka County District Court. Sydor's next court date is scheduled for Oct. 12.

Sydor faces a maximum sentence of a year in jail and a fine of $3,000.

Police contacted the boy's mother, who was, according to the arrest report, in Canada visiting family. Sydor's son was upset and crying and asked to be taken to the game, so officers gathered his equipment and drove him in a squad car to the rink, accompanying him inside to meet with team officials and make them aware of the situation, Monsrud said.

Sydor was set to begin his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Wild. The former Los Angeles Kings draft pick played 1,291 regular-season games in the NHL, winning the Stanley Cup twice.

The Wild issued a statement Friday afternoon saying they were aware of the reports of Sydor's arrest.

"We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time," the team indicated in a statement.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.