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.


  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.

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

  3. ouch -- wanna trade Pujols for Miggy?

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

  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?