Lafleur turns himself over to Montreal police in case involving son

Updated: February 1, 2008, 12:16 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Former hockey star Guy Lafleur turned himself over to Montreal police Thursday, a day after a warrant was drawn up for his arrest for giving contradictory evidence as a witness at his son's bail hearing.

Lafleur's lawyer, Jean-Pierre Rancourt, told French-language television network TVA that Lafleur handed himself over to authorities.

Rancourt originally said Lafleur would meet with police on Friday.

Rancourt said Lafleur was released on a promise to appear at the Montreal courthouse on Feb. 7.

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