Impaired driving charges dropped against Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas
TORONTO – An impaired driving charge has been dropped against Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas after the crown deemed there was not a reasonable prospect of conviction, according to a media report.
The 21-year-old Lithuanian was arrested April in Wasaga Beach, Ont., and charged with having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
Police say they began investigating after a report that a vehicle went through a drive-thru with open beer bottles visible.
At the time, Valanciunas said in a release that he apologized to the organization, his teammates, family and fans, adding that he regretted “any negativity this incident has brought upon them.”
He went on to play in a Raptors regular season came two days after being charged.
With a file from The Canadian Press
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