Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman to Face DUI and Drug Charges

Phillies LogoAlmost exactly a year after signing his first NHL contract at the age of 32 with the Philadelphia Flyers, defenseman Evgeny Medvedevs future just became very hazy, to say the least.

The 33-year-old Medvedev was pulled over by police last month and just recently has been charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and DUI as a result of that traffic stop. The incident happened in Lower Moreland Township when police saw his vehicle driving on Byberry Road and pulled him over.

Medvedev signed a one year contract with the Flyers last May, after playing 8 seasons in the Russian Superleague (RSL) and the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), winning two championships and earning 3 all-star appearences.

When he was stopped by Lower Moreland police he had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than .16, which is over twice the legal limit for drivers. Medvedev was charged with disregarding traffic lanes, failure to use headlights and driving without a license, as well as the drug offenses and DUI. Medvedev will appear in court on June 15 for a preliminary hearing, and his NHL future is now very uncertain.

Driving under the influence is a serious charge with serious implications on your future. In this case, drug possession and paraphernalia made it even more serious. If you or someone you know is in need of representation in a DUI case, the experienced Maryland DUI attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC are here to help you get the best outcome in your case so you can move forward with your life. Call us today at 866-444-6363 or contact us (I will link those words to the contact form) for your free consultation!

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.