New particulars have emerged from the Friday arrest of Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna, and it appears the two-time All-Star tried to make use of his celeb standing to keep away from punishment.
On Friday morning, Ozuna was detained by a Norcross Police Division officer and booked right into a Gwinnett County Jail on prices of driving below the affect and failure to keep up his lane. The 31-year-old was pulled over in his black 2021 Mercedes-Benz at round 3:30 AM ET when he was caught dashing in a 35 MPH zone and couldn’t keep in his lane.
Later within the day, TMZ Sports obtained Ozuna’s arrest report and it appears the native of the Dominican Republic tried to make use of an oldy however a goody to keep away from severe ramifications as he put himself and others in peril whereas driving below the affect.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna tried to make use of his MLB ID to keep away from arrest
Within the report, the arresting officer claims that the 10-year MLB veteran’s automobile reeked of alcohol, and his eyes have been watery and pink when he pulled him over. In his second of inebriation, Ozuna allegedly tried to drag the celeb card within the hopes of incomes leniency from the cop. “Sorry, sorry, I’m Ozuna from the Braves,” he reportedly stated.
To additional his try and show he was a well-known native MLB participant, when requested for his license and registration Ozuna additionally handed the officer his official MLB ID card as proof that he was, in actual fact, a member of the Atlanta Braves roster.
The report states that Ozuna admitted to having “three or 4” beers earlier than taking to the street to attend a celebration at a close-by nightclub. He was then given three discipline sobriety checks that gave the officer sufficient proof of why Ozuna was driving erratically, and he then arrested the outfielder.
That is the second time the previous Flordia Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals star has been arrested within the final 15 months. In Might 2021, he was arrested on charges of domestic violence towards his spouse. Months after the incident, Ozuna settled out of courtroom and agreed to attend a diversion program, and was suspended 20 video games by MLB.
It’s unclear if he’ll face any suspension from the league following his newest run-in with the legislation.