Report: Emery being targeted by police?

TSN.ca Staff
2/10/2008 12:31:05 PM
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Is Ottawa Senators goaltender Ray Emery being unfairly targeted by Ottawa police?

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that Emery was pulled over Friday night while driving his white Hummer, leading to a verbal confrontation with a police officer.

"I wasn't given a warning for anything, I will say that," Emery told the Sun. "He pulled me over for no reason. I question why I get pulled over for so much here."

The native of Cayuga, Ontario claims that he and the Hummer have been a magnet for police attention, noting that he gets pulled over three or four times a week in the vehicle.

Emery said that the cop pulled him over for driving with a suspended license, which was not the case.

However, police sources told the Sun that Emery allegedly cut off the police cruise and was aggressive with the officer. Nevertheless, Emery was not ticketed for the incident.

This isn't Emery's first automobile-related episode.

Last September, Emery and a 65-year old man got into a verbal altercation after they cut each other off.

Earlier that May, Emery was charged in a minor car crash on his way to catch a team flight.

The event clearly had no ill effects on his play in net Saturday night. Emery made 33 saves in a 6-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

It has been a tumultuous season for Emery this year. Emery has been twice sent home for arriving late to practice and has gotten into altercations at practice with teammates Brian McGrattan and Chris Neil.

Emery will appear on Off the Record's Up Front on Monday at 6pm et/3pm pt.

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