Assault and Mischief Charges Against Louie DeBrusk

Former NHL Player and current television sports broadcaster, Louie DeBrusk faces four assault charges and two counts of mischief under $5,000 following an incident in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 9th.

The allegations against Louie DeBrusk include punching a Good Samaritan, assaulting a cab driver and vandalizing a taxi.   Vancouver police spokesperson said officers were called to the 1600-block of Bayshore Drive at 1:30 am after witnesses reported seeing a male assaulting four other men (two bystanders and two taxi drivers) and causing damage to two taxi cabs.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.  DeBrusk has made one court appearance and is expected to appear in court again on January 20th, 2011.

Louie DeBrusk is a commentator with the Rogers Sportsnet Edmonton Oilers broadcast crew and was in Vancouver covering the Oilers game against the Canucks.  DeBrusk, a left-winger and played 401 NHL games for the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks during his 11 year career which ended in 2003.  He accumulated a total of 1,161 penalty minutes during his career and was know for his toughness.

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