12.28.07

Yankee Legend In His Own Mind Charged With DUI, Vehicular Homicide

Posted in Baseball, The Law at 3:11 pm by

Supplier of the sordid link, Kevin Rys writes, “someone should tell Jim Leyritz that alcohol is not a performance enhancing drug when it comes to driving.” From WPLG Miami :

Police said Jim Leyritz was behind the wheel of a Ford SUV that collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Southwest Seventh Avenue and Second Street in the Himmarshee area of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The impact caused the other car to roll over and the female driver of that vehicle was ejected and she died after being taken to Broward General Medical Center, police said.

Leyritz was arrested on suspicion of DUI because he refused a Breathalyzer test, police said.Leyritz is being held on $11,000 bond. According to police records, he was booked at 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Simply awful stuff. While there’s no word yet on how this incident will impact Leyritz’ employment with MLB Radio, surely there’s some kind of job in the St. Louis Cardinals organization?

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