Milwaukee Brewers all-star pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested Tuesday morning and cited with drunken driving, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Fran McLaughlin told ESPN Wisconsin. Gallardo, a 27-year-old right-hander, was driving westbound on Interstate 94 near S. 76th St. when he was pulled over at 2:10 a.m. for driving slowly and deviating lanes. McLaughlin said Gallardo failed a field sobriety test and later registered a blood-alcohol level of .22, nearly three times the legal limit in Wisconsin (.08). Brewers officials were investigating the incident and did not have a comment. McLaughlin said Gallardo -- who has no prior criminal record -- will not face jail time but will receive citations of $300 for operating while intoxicated -- first offense, with an extra $300 because of the level of intoxication and $178.80 for lane deviation. Gallardo is believed to be the first active Brewers player arrested for drunk driving since first baseman John Jaha was arrested in Elm Grove in May, 1998. Jaha, who was on the disabled list with a foot injury, had spent the evening at the Ground Round restaurant on Mayfair Rd. in Wauwatosa. Gallardo has pitched in three games this season, including his club record-tying fourth consecutive Opening Day starting assignment, and is slated to start against San Francisco Thursday afternoon at Miller Park. He has a 0-1 record and 6.61 earned run average. He last pitched Saturday afternoon in a 8-0 loss at St. Louis. Gallardo, who has posted four consecutive seasons with 200-plus strikeouts, has fanned nine batters over 16 1/3 innings in 2013.
Gallardo arrested for DUI
ESPN Wisconsin | Apr 16