Bruins legend Ray Bourque sentenced for OUI

Ray Bourque pleaded guilty to an OUI Liquor charge Wednesday.

Bourque was sentenced to one year probation and lost his license for 225 days.

Bourque had originally pleaded not guilty, but his lawyer said Bourque wanted to take responsibility for his actions.

"I have always strived for perfection but as we all know, my actions a few weeks ago were far from perfect. I know that I have let my family, friends, fans, the community and myself down. I apologize to all of you. I am sorry," said Bourque in a statement.

Andover Police said Bourque's Mercedes Benz rear-ended a Toyota Sienna near 5 Lowell St. around 11:30 p.m. June 24. Police said it was in a construction zone. He was arrested on scene for charges of OUI Liquor and following too closely.

Police said there were two people in Bourque's car and three in the other vehicle. No one was injured.

FOX25 obtained a police report indicating that Bourque had a blood-alcohol level of 0.249, three times the legal limit. Authorities say he told police he had "a few drinks" at the Andover Country Club.

Bourque refused to take a blood, urine or blood test, which means he automatically would lose his license for at least 180 days. The prosecutor asked for 90 days loss license, on top of the 180 days.

After weighing the fact it caused a car crash, the judge suspended Bourque's license for 225 days.

“I am willingly complying with every directive issued by the court. I take full responsibility for my actions and I will not seek nor take any short cuts. I want to apologize to the young people that I bumped in the vehicle ahead of me. I am thankful that no one was hurt," said Bourque.

Bourque said that he's working to live his life in a better way and will continue his charitable efforts.