Tigers’ slugger Miguel Cabrera has had his issues with Alcohol in the past, to the point after one incident the team had to bail him out of jail.
It appeared that those problems were behind him, but as any recovering alcoholic with tell you those type of problems never fully go away.
Cabrera was arrested on DUI early Thursday morning and the story is truly unbelievable.
Cabrera, 27, was spotted by a deputy in a car that’s engine was smoking alongside a road in Fort Pierce. Inside the vehicle, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said. He refused to cooperate and more deputies were called to the scene.
He was wandering into the road with his hands up before he was handcuffed, the report said. He kept saying, “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems,” and cursed at deputies who tried to get him into a patrol car.
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.
You have to be really drunk to drink in front of the cops, that isn’t a regular I am a little tipsy drunk. That is the type of drunk where you are caught running naked down the street or gets you an appearance on Jersey Shore drunk.
I hope he gets himself together, he is a talented player but those demons are strong.