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paintmered
12-22-2006, 11:10 AM
Police arrest Willis on suspicion of drunken driving
ESPN.com news services

MIAMI -- Florida Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis was arrested Friday morning on a drunken driving charge along a Miami Beach street lined with nightclubs.


An officer saw the former NL rookie of the year stop his black Bentley in the South Beach neighborhood, get out of the car around 4:30 a.m. and urinate in the street. Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said the officer noticed signs of intoxication as he approached Willis, who failed a field sobriety test.

"He couldn't keep his balance, he had a strong smell of alcohol," Hernandez said.

The 24-year-old Willis was arrested and taken to a police station, where he refused a breath test, Hernandez said. He arrived at the Miami-Dade County jail around 6 a.m. and was being held on $1,000 bond, jail spokeswoman Chandra Gavin Dinkins said.

"We're aware of the situation but we have no comment," P.J. Loyello, the Marlins vice president for communications, told the Miami Herald.

The Associated Press reported Willis' agent, Matt Sosnick, did not immediately return early morning phone messages left at his California office.

Willis finished last season 12-12 with a 3.87 earned-run average in 223 1/3 innings. In 2005, he led the major leagues with 22 wins and finished second in the National League Cy Young Award balloting. Willis was the NL rookie of the year in 2003, the year the Marlins beat the New York Yankees in the World Series.

In 127 starts with the Marlins since being called up from Double-A Carolina early in the 2003 season, Willis is 58-39 with a 3.44 ERA.

He earned $4.35 million this past season and is likely to make at least $6 million in 2007, once he and the Marlins come to terms on what's expected to be another one-year deal.

Willis has been Florida's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award -- presented annually to major league players displaying a commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others -- in each of the last two seasons. He was married earlier this month.

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Always Red
12-22-2006, 12:12 PM
Guys, be careful out there this holiday season. It used to be (for better or worse, I don't want to argue that) that you could have a couple of beers and if you got pulled over, could get away with it.

Not any more; the states are adopting a zero tolerance attitude.

We've all been fairly warned; I do my imbibing right on my couch these days, so when I fall asleep, I can roll right into bed!

reds44
12-22-2006, 12:19 PM
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BAM!

macro
12-22-2006, 11:01 PM
In related news:


Dontrelle Willis Signs With Bengals
ESPN.com news services

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals announced today that they had signed Florida Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis...

deltachi8
12-22-2006, 11:03 PM
In related news:

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butlerbulldogs
12-23-2006, 02:58 PM
Guys, be careful out there this holiday season. It used to be (for better or worse, I don't want to argue that) that you could have a couple of beers and if you got pulled over, could get away with it.

Not any more; the states are adopting a zero tolerance attitude.

We've all been fairly warned; I do my imbibing right on my couch these days, so when I fall asleep, I can roll right into bed!

I think he had more than a couple beers, he was peeing on his car and couldn't keep his balance, would have love to seen what he blew!?!