The son of Flyers normal supervisor Daniel Briere has acquired probation from an incident during which he shoved a lady’s wheelchair down the steps at a bar in Pennsylvania earlier this yr.
Carson S. Briere and Patrick Carrozzi had their functions for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition — a first-time, non-violent offenders program — authorized by the Erie County District Lawyer’s Workplace and Choose John J. Mead earlier this week, in keeping with the Erie Occasions-Information.
Briere performed hockey at Mercyhurst College whereas Carrozzi was on the varsity’s lacrosse group.
They’ll every obtain 15 months of probation and their costs of second-degree misdemeanor prison mischief will probably be dismissed and expunged upon efficiently finishing this system.
The incident occurred at Sullivan’s Irish Pub in March, and video of the 2 student-athletes shoving the wheelchair down the steps went viral, spreading throughout social media and nationwide information shops.
The wheelchair belonged to Sydney Benes, who misplaced her legs in 2021 after she was in a automobile accident.
The wheelchair was on the prime of the steps as a result of Benes had wanted to be carried downstairs to make use of the restroom on the institution.
“All that was going by way of my head was ‘man I hope this was an accident, I hope that this wasn’t on function,’” Benes mentioned in an interview with YourErie.com in March.
“The top safety guard had went and noticed the one child and the hockey participant and made him come apologize to me, which wasn’t very honest,” she mentioned on the time.
Briere and Carrozzi each apologized to Benes in courtroom on Tuesday previous to showing earlier than the choose.
Briere’s legal professional instructed the choose that his consumer has acquired counseling, volunteered for a disabled veterans hockey membership and sought to pay for the damages to Benes’ wheelchair.
“I’m deeply sorry for my habits on Saturday,” Briere mentioned in a press release in March. “There is no such thing as a excuse for my actions, and I’ll do no matter I can to make up for this critical lack of judgment.”
Briere plans to proceed his hockey profession in Europe subsequent yr.