Cutthroats captain Aaron MacKenzie arrested for DUI

Cutthroats’ defenseman Aaron MacKenzie (37) takes a shot on goal during the first period against the Fort Worth Brahmas on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Denver Coliseum. The Brahma’s defeated the Cutthroats 1-0. - Photo by Seth A. McConnell, YourHub

In the early hours of Sunday, April 14, Denver Cutthroats captain Aaron Mackenzie was arrested in Boulder, CO, after being stopped by traffic officers of the Boulder Police Department. The 32-year-old Ontario native was taken into custody under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Arresting officers said that MacKenzie was cooperative, adding that he expressed frustration over his broken foot.

The defenseman had spent much of the Cutthroats' inaugural season on the injured reserve list, with the broken foot being the last in a string of injuries that limited him to 20 games. He registered 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points. MacKenzie spent four years playing for the University of Denver and one season within the Avalanche organization during his 10-year professional ice hockey career. The captain was the first player signed to the Cutthroats and is expected back next season.

UPDATE: As arrest records are available to the public, I was able to get some details on the incident. Aaron was pulled over for driving the wrong way down a one-way street. His blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit at .166. Hopefully, this incident will not only convince him to never do this again, but also deter our readers from doing so as well. He is very lucky that no one was hurt.

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