Wild coach Darryl Sydor arrested for DWI with kid in car

- Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was arrested for DWI early Thursday night in Fridley, Minn. According to Fridley police, Sydor had a .30 blood alcohol concentration and was driving his 12-year-old son to a hockey game at the time of the traffic stop.

Sydor, 43, was stopped at 5:15 p.m. Thursday on Highway 65 near Medtronic Parkway. According to the criminal complaint, he told the officer he was lost while trying to get to the hockey game, and the officer noticed the 12-year-old boy was running a GPS app on his phone.

Police made contact with Sydor’s wife, who was visiting family in Canada at the time of the incident.  They agreed that an officer would drive the boy to his hockey game, and Sharlene Sydor said she would be flying home as soon as possible.

Darryl Sydor was booked into the Anoka County jail and charged Friday with second-degree DWI. A judge has ordered Sydor to post $12,000 bail or take part in program requiring random breath tests and home visits. His eligibility to travel with the Minnesota Wild is unknown.

Minnesota Wild statement

"We are aware of the reports regarding Darryl Sydor. We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time."


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