Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested on Tuesday and charged with drunken driving after being pulled over near Miller Park with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
A caller reported a drunk driver to the cops around 2 a.m., and that’s when deputies spotted Gallardo driving alone at 40 mph in a 55-mph zone. “He was very cooperative,” Milwaukee County sheriff’s spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said. “He said he had a couple of beers.” Authorities say a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08, and the reading was matched by a second breath test following his arrest.
“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.”