Former Sabre May Be Deported

December 6, 2011 Updated Dec 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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December 6, 2011 Updated Dec 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM EDT


Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Former Buffalo Sabres forward Matthew Barnaby was arrested for drinking and driving early Monday morning. Now, legal experts said he could be deported from the U.S.

Barnaby is a Canadian citizen and was driving his Porche on Transit Road in Clarence while intoxicated. There's more to the story. The front driver side tire was missing. Sparks were flying from under the vehicle when he was pulled over. Authorities said he then failed a field sobriety test and arrested. After the arrest Barnaby was also fired from ESPN where he worked as an on-air hockey analyst.

Now, the legal system will determine his fate and if he will remain in the country.

"He may be deported if it is found that he committed moral turpitude," Legal Expert Barry Covert said.

Barnaby's problems don't stop there. He was arrested months ago for domestic violence at the home of his estranged wife. The District Attorney gave him a break. He would not be convicted if he stayed out of trouble for a year. Now with the DWI, the other case could be reopened.

If that wasn't bad enough, when Barnaby was arrested he refused to take a Breathalyzer test his license was revoked immediately.