(CBS/AP) Miguel Cabrera was arrested in Florida on suspicion of drunk driving, and police have released a mug shot featuring a smiling Cabrera.
According to the police, a St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputy arrested the 27-year-old Wednesday night shortly after 11:00 p.m. Cabrera’s car was on the side of the road with smoke coming from the engine of his vehicle.
Police said the Tigers slugger smelled of alcohol, was slurring his speech and took a swig from a bottle of Scotch in front of a deputy. According to the report, Cabrera’s attitude was cocky, combative, argumentative and belligerent. His eyes were said to be bloodshot, watery and glassy and his face was flushed.
Police said Cabrera repeatedly refused to cooperate, saying, “Do you know who I am? You don’t know anything about my problems.”
One deputy struck Cabrera in the left thigh several times with his knee after Cabrera pushed into him, causing the ballplayer to fall into the patrol car.
Cabrera refused to take a breath test, deputies said.
He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting an officer without violence. Cabrera was also cited for an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
He posted $1,350 bond and was released from jail early Thursday. The arrest occurred about 110 miles southeast of Lakeland, where the Tigers hold spring training.