DUI charge for Braves pitcher

Atlanta Braves' Cristhian Martinez pitches during a spring training baseball game.
Monday, April 2, 2012 12:39 PM
Last updated 1:45 PM
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez has been charged with drunken driving.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith says Martinez’s blood alcohol level was 0.13 when he was arrested early Monday on Interstate 85. The legal limit in Georgia is 0.08 percent.

He also faces charges of impeding the flow of traffic and improper lane change.

Records show Martinez was booked at the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 4:24 a.m. and released at 10:41 a.m. after paying a bond of $1,627. The team didn’t immediately comment.

He’s the second Atlanta pitcher in less than a year to be arrested on DUI charges. Derek Lowe, who now pitches for the Cleveland Indians, was arrested for DUI in April 2011 in Atlanta, but charges were dropped a few weeks later.

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TrulyWorried 04/02/12 - 02:45 pm
Hopes he pays his share.

Hopes he pays his share.

bullet28 04/02/12 - 06:26 pm
I have no respect for anybody

I have no respect for anybody that drinks and drives. Very irresponsible and stupid!!! I don't care if you sit in your house and drink you stupid self to death, but DUI IS attempted murder and when you make that choice to drink and drive, you have no regard for others!!!!!!!! ZERO tolerance.

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