Days after the Flyers' season ended, Russian defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested in Montgomery County under suspicion of DUI. This Friday, charges were filed against Medvedev, and the Flyers' defenseman was indeed charged with DUI and multiple other offenses.
Flyers' Medvedev charged w driving under influence, possession of controlled substance & use or possess. of drug paraphernalia. 6/15 hearing— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) May 13, 2016
You can see the full listing of charges here, via the Judicial System of Pennsylvania. In addition to DUI, Medvedev was charged with, among other things: possession of a controlled substance, usage/possession of drug-related paraphernalia, driving without a license, and not using low beams while driving.
The documents also mention that Medvedev's DUI charge was for the "highest rate of alcohol", meaning that he had a blood-alcohol content of at least 0.16% -- twice the legal limit of 0.08%.
As Carchidi mentions above, Medvedev's hearing will be on June 15. In addition, Medvedev's charges mean that he is automatically placed into the NHL/NHLPA substance abuse program.
With charges laid against Evgeny Medvedev he is automatically placed into the NHL/NHLPA substance abuse program.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) May 13, 2016
While this is very much secondary to the legal proceedings here and to the hope that Medvedev gets any help that he may need, and while it was never very likely in the first place, these charges make it that much less likely that Medvedev will be returning to Philadelphia as a Flyer next season (if he is even still in the U.S. at all).