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Toews, Oshie Sentenced

CHN Staff Report

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota sophomores Jonathan Toews and T.J. Oshie pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of being a minor not allowed on liquor premises, stemming from an incident at a bar earlier this year.

Because of an earlier underage drinking charge, Toews was given a 10-day jail sentence. That charge was suspended for one year on the condition he have no further criminal offenses. Toews also received 30 hours of community service and a $425 fine.

Oshie was given a one-year deferred sentence. He will have to pay a $225 fines. Oshie's record will be wiped clean if he has no further offenses. Because of this offense, Toews' record will not be wiped clean from his earlier offense.

Sioux teammate Robbie Bina has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of escaping custody. A pretrial conference was scheduled for May 10.

According to authorities, Bina opened the back door of a police squad vehicle, apparently in an unsuccessful attempt to help one of his teammates escape.

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