Former Anaheim Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy has been released on bail after being arrested suspicion of driving under the influence in Newport Beach, Orange County jail records show.
Kennedy, 35, who played for the Angels from 2000 to 2006, was pulled over Wednesday night while driving on the 73 near MacArthur Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol reported.
He was released Thursday after posting bail,Â jail records show. The bail amount was not specified.
Last year, Kennedy played for the Washington Nationals. He signed with the Seattle Mariners in the off-season.
He told the Seattle Times that he was arrested after having dinner with friends.
“I was cited for speeding, and they went to a breathalyzer test,” Kennedy told the paper. “I came up a little above the limit. It’s not acceptable to beâ€¨driving in that situation. Regrettable is an understatement.”
“It’s my first legal trouble, something I’m definitely not looking to ever do again,” he said.
City News Service contributed to this report.