Yovani Gallardo, a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was arrested and charged with drunken driving on Tuesday. Around 2 a.m. Deputies responded to a concerned motorists call that a lone driver was swerving and driving way under the speed limit near Miller Park. He was clocked doing 40mph in a 55mph zone and preliminary breath tests showed his BAC to be .22, which is almost three times the legal limit in Wisconsin.
According to Gallardo, he had only had a couple beers, though his red, glassy eyes, slurred speech and alcohol odor gave cops all the information they needed.
The Brewers have released a statement saying., “we have been made aware of the situation… we have expressed our disappointment to him and know he understands that behavior of this nature is of great concern to everyone in the organization. [He] is taking full accountability for his actions.”
Though in Wisconsin, first-offense drunken driving is only a citation, here in Virginia it is a class 1 misdemeanor that can carry a jail sentence, ignition interlock and a hefty fine. Gallardo faces $778 total in fines for his DUI, level of drunkenness and for crossing lanes.