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Tests Show Wings Driver Had Marijuana In System New Tests Have To Be Analyzed Before Prosecutor Files Charges

By Associated Press

The driver of the limousine that crashed last month and left two members of the Detroit Red Wings in comas had marijuana in his system, a prosecutor said.

A second toxicology report that came back Monday from an out-of-state independent laboratory showed traces of the drug in Richard Gnida’s system, Oakland County prosecutor David Gorcyca said.

He added that the second test was more intensive than the first one, which came back last week showing no signs of drugs or alcohol in the driver, who has a history of breaking the law behind the wheel.

Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov sustained head injuries and were left comatose.

Both remain in serious but stable condition at a Royal Oak hospital.

The new information helps explain Gnida’s erratic driving the night of the June 13 accident, Gorcyca said. Investigators said the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The new information will delay charges while tests are analyzed.

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