Ray Bourque issues statement after admitting to drunk driving

Ray Bourque walks into Lawrence District Court.

Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque issued a statement Wednesday after admitting he drove drunk and struck a minivan in Andover last month.

Bourque had the case continued without a finding, meaning the case will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year. He will lose his license for 225 days.

He released the statement through Celebrity Marketing Inc., which is run by former Bruins goalie Cleon Daskalakis. The statement read:

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 no one was hurt.

I have always lived my life dedicated to doing the best I can for myself and those around me. 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.

I have begun to take the steps necessary to live my life in a better way. As always, I will learn from my mistakes and I will continue to focus on the positive impact I can have in the community and for those around me.

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