By Evan Brunell
The 37-year-old was racing another driver down Peachtree Road when police stopped both cars at 10 p.m.. Both people were charged with reckless driving while Lowe was also cited for a DUI when the police officer smelled alcohol on his breath. The righty refused a breathalyzer test, so was put through a field sobriety test.
"Obviously we are concerned and disappointed about the events involving Derek Lowe overnight," the Braves, who had an off day Thursday, said in a statement. "We are currently gathering information and plan to address this matter later today."
Lowe was booked into the Atlanta city jail before being released. CBS Atlanta has video of Lowel's departure from the jail. He will make his way through the criminal-justice system, but will likely not face any blowback from baseball, as MLB does not traffic in policing off-field incidents like the NFL.
Lowe currently has a 3.21 ERA in six starts in his third season with the club. He has one more year remaining on his contract with Atlanta. With one more victory, he will reach 160 wins for his career.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.