(MILWAUKEE) — Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested early Tuesday morning on a drunken-driving charge after authorities say he had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
According to the police report, the 27-year-old Gallardo was pulled over after deputies observed him driving 40 mph in a 55-mph zone. Authorities say they observed Gallardo with red glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. He was given a breathalyzer test, which revealed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.22. The legal limit is 0.08.
“We have been made aware of the situation with Yovani and we take this matter very seriously,” the Brewers said in a statement. “We have expressed our disappointment to him and know he understands that behavior of this nature is of great concern to everyone in the organization. Yovani has acknowledged the seriousness of this incident and is taking full accountability for his actions.”
In three starts this season, Gallardo is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN