MLB notebook: Brewers ace Gallardo arrested for DUI
By Wire Reports
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 8:54 p.m.
Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Tuesday after authorities say he was driving on a city highway with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
Deputies responded about 2 a.m. to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver, Milwaukee County sheriff's spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said. She said a caller reported seeing a driver repeatedly swerving between lanes, and deputies spotted Gallardo driving alone at 40 mph in a 55-mph zone.
The arrest report says Gallardo had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, and that he failed field-sobriety tests.
Authorities say a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08.
Gallardo spoke to reporters at Miller Park on Tuesday.
“You obviously know why I'm here,” Gallardo said. “What happened last night, I made a bad decision. I made a mistake and I'm sure I lost a lot of respect from the fans and I just want to apologize to the fans, my teammates, my family.”
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Before the song, the Yankees had a moment of silence to honor the victims of the explosions during Monday's Boston Marathon.
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Andrew Bailey will serve as the team's closer.
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Arizona 2B Hill out 4 to 6 weeks
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is expected to miss from four to six weeks because of a broken left hand.
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Bourn needed five stitches to close a gash sustained when dived into first on Sunday. He will miss more than a week once he goes on the DL.
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