DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Tigers’ All Star slugger Miguel Cabrera will not be going to jail for drunken driving.

After pleading no contest, the 28-year-old first baseman was sentenced to one year probation.  He must also perform 50 hours of community service, pay court costs and a fine up to $500.

Cabrera was arrested by sheriff’s deputies who pulled him over last Feb. 16 in Fort Pierce, Florida.

According to a police report, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of Scotch in front of a deputy.  Police said Cabrera repeatedly refused to cooperate, saying, “Do you know who I am?”

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.

Comments (2)
  1. sandra says:

    oh but if that was a regular person they would spend time in jail have their license cut up and suspended plus about $15000 in fines and then probation. To bad the rich and famous do not have to follow the laws like the rest of us! I guess that is why they are rich they do not have to pay like the rest of us do….

  2. L J says:

    Same old story, notoriety cancels responsibility.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE