You've heard it before. Someone hurt, sick, injured or in pain drinks alcohol and gets busted for drunk driving. Attorneys know this to be true, over and over. Remember California drivers, if you feel you need to drink because of pain, do not drive or stay where you are, San Diego DUI lawyers remind.
Here's the latest injured professional player to get popped.
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda faces DUI charges in Florida after being arrested early this morning.
Apparently a DUI police officer alleges the Dominican Republic's native speeding, "weaving" and driving without headlights on, attorneys are told.
The twenty-three year-old allegedly had "had a fixed gaze and his eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy," drunk driving police claim. "I could smell a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, and his speech was slurred." His BAC is allegedly .128% and .125% on a questionably reliable breath gadget.
The youngster came to spring training significantly overweight and soon afterward was injured, so his problems may be deeper.
Out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, he's been living in Tampa undergoing rehab from that surgery. Probably should have stayed with the team?