Miguel Cabrera faces DUI charge



From the Associated Press

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been arrested on drunken driving charges in Florida.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said the 27-year-old's car engine was smoking alongside a road late Wednesday when a deputy spotted the vehicle.

According to the arrest report, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of Scotch in front of a deputy. Police say Cabrera repeatedly refused to cooperate, saying, "Do you know who I am, you don't know anything about my problems." In 2009, the All-Star first baseman got into a fight with his wife after a night of drinking, right before his team surrendered the American League Central Division title to the Minnesota Twins.

Cabrera posted $1,350 bond and was released Thursday.

5 comments:

  1. This is horrible news on all fronts. I'm sure the Tigers felt Cabrera was past this. Certainly they hoped he was. Now they have to be wondering: What now? This is such a gut punch. Sigh.

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  2. What they really have to wonder is not why he's drinking but why he's drinking SCOTCH!

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  3. ouch -- wanna trade Pujols for Miggy?

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  4. I think Miggy will do fine on the field but I worry about him--and others--if he drinks and drives.

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  5. Was it better in the old days when stuff like this never hit the papers? When a guy's wife could beat him up, and he wouldn't have to deal with it in public?

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