On Wednesday evening, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested by Florida police and charged with drunken driving. Cabrera was spotted in his vehicle on the side of the road when a deputy approached him.
According to the arrest report, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy.Police say Cabrera repeatedly refused to cooperate, saying, "Do you know who I am, you don't know anything about my problems."
Cabrera, who posted bond and was released Thursday morning, has encountered issues with alcohol before. In 2009, the morning before the Tigers lost the A.L. Central lead, Cabrera was released from jail after an alcohol-fueled fight with his wife.
Cabrera, who turns 28 in April, is coming off the best season of his career. In 2010, he hit .328 with 38 home runs, 126 RBI, and a 1.042 OPS.
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