ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe was charged with drunken driving, another blow to a team already dealing with allegations that pitching coach Roger McDowell spewed homophobic comments before a game in San Francisco last weekend.And as if driving down the road drunk as a skunk wasn't enough:
Gordy Wright, a spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol, said a trooper stopped Lowe's vehicle at about 10 p.m. ET Thursday after it was spotted racing another car down an Atlanta street. The trooper detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and administered a field sobriety test, which resulted in Lowe's arrest.
The 37-year-old right-hander was charged with DUI, reckless driving and improper lane change, Wright said. Lowe declined to take a breath test before he was released, the spokesman added. The other driver also was stopped, but there were no immediate details on whether he was charged.
"Troopers observed two vehicles racing on Peachtree Road and were able to get both vehicles stopped," State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said. Lowe, who was driving a 2011 Porsche Panamera, was also charged with reckless driving along with driving under the influence and making an improper lane change.Considering I just got hit with a $400 bill for my first (SLIGHT) speeding ticket in 20 years, I hope Lowe gets launched into the sun. Or forced to drink the nasty foreign sodas at Atlanta's Coca-Cola bottling company.
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