Carson Briere, son of Philadelphia Flyers General Manager and former NHL player Daniel Briere, has been sentenced to 15 months of probation following an incident involving the mistreatment of a disabled woman’s wheelchair, Go Erie reported.
In March, the unsettling incident took root in Sullivan’s Irish Pub when Carson Briere and another ex-Mercyhurst athlete, Patrick Carrozzi, were videotaped meddling with a double amputee’s wheelchair, eventually shoving it down a flight of stairs. The video rapidly made rounds on social media, sparking widespread outrage.
Carson, previously enrolled at Mercyhurst University and a member of the men’s hockey team, faced severe backlash that translated into an “interim suspension” from the team, and his subsequent exit from the university’s hockey roster.
The wheelchair belonged to Sydney Benes, who tragically lost her legs in a car accident in 2021. The wheelchair was found damaged at the bottom of the stairs while Benes was being assisted to the restroom.
NEW: The son of the Philadelphia Flyers General Manager has received probation after pushing a disabled woman’s wheelchair down the stairs at Sullivan’s Irish Pub back in March.
What an awful person.
The disabled woman, Sydney Benes, lost her legs back in 2021 after she was in… pic.twitter.com/xfhc9E3LLs
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 21, 2023
Go Erie reported:
The accused, 24-year-old Carson S. Briere and 22-year-old Patrick Carrozzi, appeared before Erie County Judge John J. Mead on Tuesday morning for hearings on their applications for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, a special program for first-time, nonviolent offenders. The program allows offenders to get probation and have their charges dismissed and their records expunged if they successfully complete it.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office approved Briere’s and Carrozzi’s applications, and on Tuesday Mead signed off on them. Mead gave each 15 months on a second-degree misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.
Briere, a former Mercyhurst hockey player, and Carrozzi, a former Mercyhurst lacrosse player, each apologized to Benes as they stood before Mead Tuesday morning.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Lightner told Mead at the start of Tuesday’s hearings that, while there are many evil people in the world, “these are not those type of kids.” He noted, however, that the community should expect better from people who will be future leaders.
Briere’s lawyer, Chad Vilushis, told Mead that as soon as he met Briere, his client wanted to make Benes as whole as possible and provided funds that were passed along to the District Attorney’s Office to pay for the damages to Benes’ wheelchair.
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Title: Son of Flyers GM and Ex-NHL Star Daniel Briere, Receives 15 Month Probation for Pushing Woman’s Wheelchair down Bar’s Staircase (VIDEO)
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Published Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2023 15:15:29 +0000
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