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Former NHL player Sean Avery rejects dismissal deal in scooter scrap case

2019-10-01

Ex-NHL star Sean Avery rejected a dismissal deal offer by prosecutors Monday in his arrest for scrapping with a motorist while traveling on his scooter.

Avery, 39, would see the misdemeanor case wiped after six months of good behavior and pay $1,027 under the terms of the deal. Prosecutors had previously asked for more in restitution but lowered the requested amount.

He could still take the offer at a later date. His case was adjourned to Oct. 28.

The hot-headed former New York Ranger was busted in April for scuffling with a motorist who was apparently blocking a bike lane as he tried to get by on a scooter.

Prosecutors said he plowed into the driver’s side door with the scooter at the corner of E. 8th St. and Broadway around 12:35 p.m. on Feb. 23, causing damage to the car.

On Monday, his attorney Dmitry Shakhnevich said Avery “maintains his innocence” and wasn’t sure whether Avery is considering the jail-free offer.

“I don’t know. We’ll see what the future holds,” his lawyer said.

Avery retired in 2012 after a decade-long stint with the Rangers.

In September 2015, he was arrested in the Hamptons for having prescription drugs in his car. Cops allegedly found acetaminophen with oxycodone and roxicodone during a stop. He was also hit with a criminal mischief charge for throwing items at cars around that time.