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Tigers' Cabrera arrested on DUI charges

Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:27 am
Edited on: February 17, 2011 11:42 am
Miguel Cabrera Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is in trouble because of alcohol again, arrested Wednesday in Florida on DUI and other charges, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel .

Among the other charges are two misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer without violence. Plus, he was issued a citation for an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Cabrera's car was spotted with smoke coming from the engine before 11 p.m. on Wednesday. After a deputy approached Cabrera, he grabbed a bottle of James Buchanan's scotch and started drinking. Cabrera said to the officer, "Do you know who I am, you don't know anything about my problems."

His problems include an incident in October of 2009 when police came to Cabrera's home after an argument with his wife. He reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .26 when tested at the police station. He then played that night against the White Sox, going 0-for-4.

Last January, he reportedly spent three months in an alcohol treatment center.

UPDATE: A little more from the account of the odd arrest:
A deputy reported Cabrera was put in handcuffs after not following orders. Cabrera also "kept running out in the road with his hands up."

A deputy asked Cabrera to get his a patrol vehicle, and he said, "(Expletive) you."

Cabrera pushed off a vehicle into a deputy, who "delivered 3-4 knee spikes" into Cabrera's left thigh.
UPDATE: has a PDF of the police report on its site.

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