Johnny Damon was arrested in Florida on Friday, February 19, on costs consisting of driving intoxicated, Us Weekly verifies.
The retired MLB player, 47, was scheduled at the Windermere Jail at 8:15 a.m. as well as hung on $1,000 bond. His blood alcohol degree was 0.3 percent, almost 4 times the lawful limitation of 0.08 percent. In enhancement to the DUI fee, he deals with one matter of standing up to a policeman without physical violence.
Damon’s partner, Michelle Mangan-Damon, was arrested on Friday too. She deals with costs of battery on a police police officer as well as standing up to a police officer with physical violence. Her bond was evaluated $2,500.
The jailing police officer claimed in a testimony gotten by Us that he observed the former Boston Red Sox as well as New York Yankees outfielder’s black Lincoln SUV wandering “back and forth” at 1:23 a.m. prior to drawing the pair over.
“As I observed Damon, he was extremely unsteady on his feet and his speech was extremely slurred,” the police officer claimed. “I detected the odor of alcoholic impurities coming from his person as we stood at the rear of his vehicle. … I asked Damon how much he had to drink during the evening, and he stated ‘…just a little bit.’ While motioning with his left hand and fingers in a small pinching motion.”
The sworn statement claimed Mangan-Damon, 45, after that “disobeyed” the police officer’s “commands to stay in the vehicle, stepping out and stating that she didn’t need to listen” to him.
“I attempted to pull Michelle toward me so that I could put her against the vehicle and then order Johnny back to the front of my car; however, Michelle then proceeded to turn toward me and grab onto my left arm while simultaneously pulling away from me and pushing me,” the police officer claimed. “As she was doing this, Johnny was also intertwined among Michelle and I, which resulted in Michelle breaking away from me and she began to walk away.”
After a 2nd police officer got to the scene, the initial tried to place Damon in manacles, however he “was tensing his left arm and moving it away toward his waist,” according to the sworn statement. The 2nd police officer, at the same time, handled to effectively cuff Mangan-Damon
The former professional athlete informed cops that he was “a good f–king guy” as well as mentioned that he agreed to execute area soberness workouts since he was “a big boy,” per the paper.
His partner, for her component, “complained of sharp chest pains” after they were required to prison. She was ultimately delivered to the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
During his 18-year MLB job, Damon won 2 World Series, with the Red Sox in 2004 as well as with the Yankees in 2009. He was called an All-Star in 2002 as well as 2005. He last played for the Cleveland Indians in 2012.
Us Weekly has actually connected to Damon’s associate for remark.
With coverage by Marjorie Hernandez
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