Via the AP -
New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.
Deborah Collins is a spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Patrol.
She says Chamberlain was stopped for speeding on U.S. 77 near his hometown of Lincoln at about 1 a.m. on Saturday.
Collins says Chamberlain was taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox in Lincoln, which she says is the normal protocol.
Chamberlain was lodged at the center on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and speeding.
Collins says the county attorney likely would file formal charges on Monday.
An e-mail sent to Chamberlain’s agent Saturday was not immediately returned.
As I have mentioned before, DUI is a terrible, terrible, crime – in my opinion. It’s inexcusable.
The first thing that came to my mind when I heard this was Jim Leyritz. Chamberlain is lucky he’s not in that type of situation right now.
Maybe the Yankees should set up a session for Joba to meet Matthew Wasser’s parents this off-season – so that Chamberlain can hear from someone close to it just how terrible a choice of DUI can be?
Chamberlain is young and he can learn from this incident. Hopefully, he will learn from it. But, until he proves that he has learned from it, his status as a guy who “gets it” has to be moved down – several pegs.