Notre Dame’s Palmieri, Sheahan Arrested

A pair of Notre Dame freshman forwards face charges after being arrested early Sunday morning in South Bend, Ind., a newspaper reported.

Kyle Palmieri has been charged with two counts of resisting arrest and minor alcohol consumption, and Riley Sheahan has been charged with public intoxication and minor consumption, the South Bend Tribune reported.

Palmieri is 19; Sheahan is 18.

According to police reports cited by the newspaper, an officer saw Palmieri, Sheahan and a third person standing in the bed of a moving pickup truck around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Palmieri tried to run away from an officer, the police report said, leading to a struggle in which Palmieri allegedly grabbed at the officer’s Taser.

Police told the South Bend Tribune that tests showed Palmieri’s blood-alcohol level at 0.10 percent and Sheahan’s at 0.12 percent.

Both players had 17 points in their freshman season, tying for ninth on the Notre Dame roster.

Palmieri was a first-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks, No. 26 overall, in the 2009 NHL entry draft.

Sheahan is eligible for this year’s draft. He was ranked fifth among North American skaters in the Central Scouting midterm rankings, but slipped to 22nd on the final list.