One Toronto Maple Leafs’ scout spent too much time checking out draft beers instead of draft picks this weekend. Lindsay Hofford, the team’s director of Eastern Area scouting, was arrested over the weekend after allegedly getting drunk at an upstate New York amusement park, stealing a golf cart, crashing into another vehicle, and then fleeing the scene.
When Colts lineman David Parry drunkenly stole a golf cart, assaulted the original driver and then crashed it, we thought that was a one-of-a-kind story. Apparently not.
Hofford’s incident took place at Darien Lake around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday night following a Green Day concert at the park’s adjoining amphitheater, according to The Buffalo News. He will face five charges:
Charges include driving while intoxicated, unauthorized use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, leaving the scene of an accident, making an unsafe lane change and refusing to take a breath test. Genesee County Sheriff William A. Sheron Jr. on Monday declined through an aide to provide additional information on what led to the charges.
The 53-year-old scout was jailed on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. The Maple Leafs told the News they are aware of the charges but did not comment further.