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Portland Pirates CEO pleads guilty to drunk driving

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — The CEO of the Portland Pirates on Friday pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was ordered to participate in a 72-hour alternative sentencing program that includes a community service project.

Brian Petrovek, 57, one of the owners of the American Hockey League’s affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, was arrested on Dec. 5.

The sentence was handed down in Cumberland County District Court.

In addition to the 72-hour out-of-jail alternative sentencing program, Petrovek was also fined $750 and lost his driver’s license for 90 days, according to Mary Ann Lynch, spokeswoman for the Maine Court System. If he fails to complete the alternative program, he will serve 72 hours in Cumberland County Jail beginning on May 24, according to Lynch.

Police said the Jeep that Petrovek was driving became stuck on a median, and he subsequently failed sobriety tests, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

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