Frattin acquitted on charge

Updated: February 3, 2010, 11:42 AM ET
Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A jury has acquitted University of North Dakota hockey player Matt Frattin of drunken driving.

Campus police pulled over the junior forward from Edmonton, Alberta, on Aug. 19. Prosecutor Jason McCarthy says Frattin passed some sobriety tests but failed others.

Jurors deliberated for less than 30 minutes Tuesday before acquitting Frattin.

Frattin was kicked off the team following his arrest, which was his second run-in with police last summer. He pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from a July incident in which he and a former North Dakota player were accused of throwing objects onto a street.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that Frattin has rejoined the team and began playing again in January.

Frattin was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round of the 2007 draft.


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