Winnipeg Jets release statement regarding Ondrej Pavelec

Posted by Michael Remis in Winnipeg Jets on July 17, 2012 — 2 Comments

The Winnipeg Jets released this statement this afternoon regarding yesterday’s news that Ondrej Pavelec received a DUI in the Czech Republic.

The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club would like to state we have now confirmed the details surrounding Ondrej Pavelec while driving under the influence in Kladno, Czech Republic on May 26, 2012. The organization was deeply disappointed to learn of this information yesterday and is fully aware of the seriousness of this matter. We will determine our course of action once we have the chance to meet and discuss with Ondrej in person, which we expect to do at the earliest possible opportunity.

 In the interim, Ondrej would like to issue the following personal statement:

 “On May 26, 2012, I was involved in a traffic accident in the Czech Republic. There were no injuries. Police arrived at the scene and I agreed to a blood alcohol test. On June 12, my attorney appeared in court on my behalf and submitted a plea of guilty at the first proceeding. The court issued a six month suspended sentence and suspended my driver’s license for 20 months in the Czech Republic. The case will be dismissed in 12 months provided I have no alcohol related violations during this time. I’m disappointed in myself for this error in judgment. I’m thankful no one was injured as a result of my actions. I want to sincerely apologize to our fans, the Winnipeg Jets organization, and to my teammates for any embarrassment this has caused. I’m truly sorry for letting you all down. “

2 responses to “Winnipeg Jets release statement regarding Ondrej Pavelec”

  1. Matt Melnyk says:

    It’s unfortunate that athletes/people in general still drink and drive. However, glad to see that he took the high road. Hopefully he can learn from these mistakes and maybe be a positive role model in the Manitoba community and speak from experience of the dangers of driving impaired.

  2. GFL9966 says:

    Well Ondrej Pavelec you will have to start earning my respect. You made a big time withdrawal from that account. that includes of going on a community circuit on your off time to explain the dangers of driving under the influence. (IE: MPI & MADD). But with your lack of judgement. I hope that the Winnipeg Jets fine you very hard and/or the NHL for conduct detrimental to the team.

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