ESPN Drops Barnaby

December 5, 2011 Updated Dec 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM EDT

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ESPN Drops Barnaby

December 5, 2011 Updated Dec 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM EDT

BRISTOL, CT ( ESPN.COM ) CLARENCE, N.Y. -- Matthew Barnaby was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Monday morning.

Following the arrest, ESPN terminated its contract with Barnaby, effective immediately. He had worked as an NHL analyst for ESPN since 2008.

"We spoke with Matthew and informed him that we terminated his contract, effective immediately," an ESPN spokesman said.

Barnaby was arrested by members of the Erie County Sheriff's Department after deputies were called to respond to a Porsche Cayenne driving on its front rim, causing sparks. The Sheriff's Department said in a report that Barnaby failed several field sobriety tests and refused a breath test (which led to the revocation of his driver's license).

He was released to his attorney after being issued a summons to appear in court.