Nikolai Khabibulin's adversity took a turn for the worse on February 8th when he was pulled over in a black Ferrari for speeding in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a Scottsdale Police Department report released Wednesday. The report states that the Edmonton Oilers goaltender faces charges of speeding and drunk driving, and he had watery, bloodshot eyes and spoke slowly when pulled over. Khabibulin insisted that he drank one glass of wine.
"The officer estimated the driver's speed to be well over 60 miles an hour, and the speed limit there was 45. In fact, his radar got the vehicle traveling at 70," officer Dave Pubins said.
"The driver identified himself as Nikolai Khabibulin and the officer noticed that Khabibulin had an odour of alcohol emanating from him. Khabibulin also admitted to drinking earlier in the evening."
The 37-year-old is due back in court on February 26th. It's been a stressful year for Khabibulin who signed a four-year, $15 million dollar deal with Edmonton playing only 18 games because of back problems and underwent surgery for a herniated disc last month unfortunately putting his season to a disappointing close.