Wednesday, February 27, 2008

MLB Star Scott Spiezio has California DUI warrant

California DUI attorney news

A California DUI arrest warrant was issued for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio, who is charged with hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a night of drinking in Newport Beach, California DUI attorney prosecutors said today.

The 35-year-old Irvine resident was charged yesterday with California DUI, driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or more, hit-and-run with property damage, aggravated assault, battery and assault, all misdemeanors, said the California DUI / Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Spiezio allegedly got into his 2004 BMW after leaving a bar in Newport Beach on Dec. 30, and, while speeding, cut across several lanes, crossed through oncoming traffic lanes and crashed into a fence, knocking down a fence pole and blowing out the front two tires of the car, California DUI attorney prosecutors allege.

He allegedly went to a friend and neighbor's condominium in Irvine -- disheveled and apparently injured, California DUI attorney prosecutors claim.

While the friend tried to clean up Spiezio, the former Angels player allegedly vomited in the friend's room. When the friend made a comment about it, Spiezio attacked the man, punching him repeatedly and throwing him against a wall, California DUI lawyer prosecutors believe.

Cardinals' spokesman Brian Barlow has said the team was unaware of the California DUI warrant.