Ex-NHLer Ed Belfour was arrested at a hotel in Kentucky after an intoxication

<pre><pre>Ex-NHLer Ed Belfour was arrested at a hotel in Kentucky after an intoxication

The NHL Hall of Famer Ed Belfour was arrested at a Kentucky hotel early Tuesday for allegedly attempting to fight an employee and tearing down a curtain rod while drunk, a report said.

The 54-year-old Belfour was "apparently under the influence of alcohol, so he was a danger to himself and others" when the police found him at around 1:30 a.m. at the Kentucky Grand Hotel and Spa.

Bowling Green police were called to the hotel on complaint from a drunken and disorderly man after the Stanley Cup goalkeeper tried to fight an employee and hit the glass with anger.

When the cops arrived, they found Belfour on the second floor and kicked a bathroom door while, according to the report, "clutched a curtain rod that had been torn out of the drywall above a window next to him."

Belfour, who ended his NHL career in 2007, had "slow and blurred speech" and "bloodshot eyes" at the time of his arrest, the police said.

"He could hardly get up and had the strong smell of alcohol in his breath," says his detention report.

The report said he was charged with crimes and alcohol poisoning in a public place.

It is not the first time that the legendary former network administrator has come into conflict with the law.

In 2007, Belfour and team-mate Ville Peltonen were arrested in a Miami bar while playing for the Florida Panthers for beating up a cop.

He was charged with disorderly intoxication and resistance to the arrest, and later sentenced to 20 hours of community service under a plea agreement, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

At the Dallas Stars in 2000, Belfour also clashed with an upscale hotel security guard and pleaded guilty to resisting the allegation of resistance to the arrest.

He was sentenced to two years' probation and a $ 3,000 fine.