Johnny Damon was arrested in Florida on Friday, February 19, on expenses together with driving underneath the affect, Us Weekly confirms.
The retired MLB participant, 47, was booked on the Windermere Jail at 8:15 a.m. and held on $1,000 bond. His blood alcohol degree was 0.3 %, practically 4 instances the authorized restrict of 0.08 %. Along with the DUI cost, he faces one rely of resisting a police officer with out violence.
Damon’s spouse, Michelle Mangan-Damon, was arrested on Friday as effectively. She faces expenses of battery on a legislation enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence. Her bond was set at $2,500.
The arresting officer mentioned in an affidavit obtained by Us that he noticed the previous Boston Crimson Sox and New York Yankees outfielder’s black Lincoln SUV drifting “backwards and forwards” at 1:23 a.m. earlier than pulling the couple over.
“As I noticed Damon, he was extraordinarily unsteady on his toes and his speech was extraordinarily slurred,” the officer mentioned. “I detected the odor of alcoholic impurities coming from his particular person as we stood on the rear of his automobile. … I requested Damon how a lot he needed to drink through the night, and he said ‘…just a bit bit.’ Whereas motioning together with his left hand and fingers in a small pinching movement.”
The affidavit mentioned Mangan-Damon, 45, then “disobeyed” the officer’s “instructions to remain within the automobile, stepping out and stating that she didn’t have to hear” to him.
“I tried to tug Michelle towards me in order that I may put her towards the automobile after which order Johnny again to the entrance of my automobile; nevertheless, Michelle then proceeded to show towards me and seize onto my left arm whereas concurrently pulling away from me and pushing me,” the officer mentioned. “As she was doing this, Johnny was additionally intertwined amongst Michelle and I, which resulted in Michelle breaking away from me and she or he started to stroll away.”
After a second officer arrived on the scene, the primary tried to place Damon in handcuffs, however he “was tensing his left arm and transferring it away towards his waist,” based on the affidavit. The second officer, in the meantime, managed to efficiently handcuff Mangan-Damon.
The previous athlete instructed police that he was “a great f–king man” and said that he was keen to carry out subject sobriety workouts as a result of he was “a giant boy,” per the doc.
His spouse, for her half, “complained of sharp chest pains” after they have been taken to jail. She was subsequently transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Heart.
Throughout his 18-year MLB profession, Damon received two World Sequence, with the Crimson Sox in 2004 and with the Yankees in 2009. He was named an All-Star in 2002 and 2005. He final performed for the Cleveland Indians in 2012.
Us Weekly has reached out to Damon’s rep for remark.
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez