Ducks prospect arrested.

Ducks prospect Kyle Palmieri has been arrested in South Bend, Indiana, according to the South Bend Tribune.

Citing police reports, the Tribune reports that the 19-year-old Palmieri was arrested after South Bend police officers spotted he and Notre Dame teammate Riley Sheahan standing in the bed of a moving pickup truck about 2:30

Police say Palmieri attempted to run away from an officer, which led to a
struggle between the two that included the freshman hockey player
grabbing at the officer’s Taser. Police said a test showed he had a 0.10
percent blood-alcohol level. He has been charged with two counts of
resisting arrest and minor consumption.

Police said that Sheahan, who was also in the back of the truck, also
tested positive for alcohol, showing a 0.12 percent blood-alcohol level.
The freshman center has been charged with public intoxication and minor

Palmieri has had discipline issues before. Three months prior to being taken by the Ducks in the first round of the 2009 Entry Draft, he was kicked off the United States Under-18 team for violating team rules. Ducks general manager Bob Murray said at the time that Palmieri was frank about the incident that led to his removal. “We grilled him in the interviews … our guys were comfortable with what he said,” Murray said.

Expect another grilling in the near future.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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