Baseball Star Curses at Cops!
Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is arrested in Florida and he launches into a profanity-laced tirade at the officers.
Baseball’s first spring training arrest came when All-Star Miguel Cabrera was busted for drunk driving. The Detroit Tigers superstar was allegedly so intoxicated that he actually swigged from a bottle of scotch in front of the sheriff’s deputy, according to a police report. Cabrera, 27, was busted after a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted smoke coming from the engine of the athlete’s car, which had stopped on a roadway. When speaking with Cabrera, a deputy noted that he reeked of booze, had watery eyes, and slurred speech. Another deputy says he watched Cabrera “pick up a bottle of James Buchanan’s Scotch whisky and start drinking it.” Cabrera, who was alone, was also heard saying, “I am going to &*&^ing kill him.” Believing that Cabrera had been driving while impaired, a deputy handcuffed the baseball star, who failed to follow police orders and “kept running out in the road with his hands up.” When a second deputy arrived on the scene, Cabrera was asked “multiple times” to get into a squad car. The athlete replied, “$@%$ you. Do you know who I am?”
To secure Cabrera’s assistance, a deputy first “lifted his left hand to gain pain compliance,” and then “delivered 3-4 knee spikes into his left thigh muscle,” which resulted in Cabrera falling into the cop car. Cabrera, 27, was busted after a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted smoke coming from the engine of the athlete’s car, which had stopped on a roadway. When speaking with Cabrera, a deputy noted that he reeked of booze, had watery eyes, and slurred speech.
Cabrera, pictured in the above mug shot, was booked into the county jail, where he was released after posting $1350 bond. He was charged with driving under the influence and two counts of resisting an officer without violence.