It all was going to so well. Bright, clearless skies at spring training — all the players rowing in the same direction. No injuries, no problems. Then this. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was reportedly belligerent and uncooperative when he was arrested by a sheriff's deputy for drunken driving in Fort Pierce, Fla., on Wednesday night. According to an arrest report from the Port St. Lucie Sheriff's Department, a sheriff's deputy had to handcuff the Tigers first baseman and then apply several "knee spikes" to his left thigh in order to get Cabrera into the back of a police vehicle. Cabrera reportedly swore at the deputy several times and repeatedly said, "Do you know who I am?" Police said Cabrera smelled strongly of intoxicants, had blood-shot eyes and reportedly took a drink from a bottle of James Buchanan's scotch whiskey in front of deputies. "I asked him several times to sit in my patrol vehicle and he responded '(bleep) you,' do you know who I am?" "Failed to comply," wrote the arresting deputy in his arrest report.
Miguel Cabrera charged with DUI, resisting arrest in Florida
Detroit News | Feb 17