National Post | Sports

By Gary Lawless

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien is likely headed to trial, but his lawyer says he’ll beat the most serious charges filed against the all-star defenceman.

“I’ll win,” said Minneapolis attorney Mitch Robinson. “I’ll beat the boating while impaired charge and the refusal to give a chemical sample. They might win on the operating a boat without lights charge because technically he was stopped 21 minutes after sundown. And they likely have a case on the charge of not enough life preservers on board.”

Byfuglien was charged with operating a boat while impaired on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota on Aug. 31.

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Robinson met with a judge and Hennepin County district attorneys on Thursday morning to try and settle the case but they weren’t able to reach a conclusion.

“We’re miles apart. We’ll meet again on April 19 to set a trial date unless we can settle the case…

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