There seems to be an extracurricular theme in St. Louis.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the fourth time in less than three years that a member of the team has faced drunken-driving allegations.
Police in Maryland Heights, Mo., said Monday that Freese was stopped at 2:40 a.m. Saturday in suburban St. Louis for a traffic offense, then given a sobriety test.
Details of the test were not released, but Freese was arrested for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive within a single lane.
Freese was booked and then released, police said. He will appear in Maryland Heights municipal court, but no date has been set.
Freese’s agent, Philip Tannenbaum, said the player is remorseful.
“The entire matter is regrettable,” Tannenbaum said. “David looks forward to contributing to the success of the St. Louis Cardinals. We look forward to putting this behind us.” ESPN.
Freese was expected to claim the 3rd base job for the Cardinals this year, and this DUI probably doesn’t do much to derail that plan. Still – can we get some drivers for these professional athletes already? Dude: you have money.