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Thursday, March 22, 2007

We Really Should Have Seen This Coming

It happened just like my mom said it would: it's all downhill after that first tattoo.

Tony La Russa was arrested in Florida early Thursday morning for suspicion of drunk driving. The 62-year-old Cardinals manager was found asleep in his running car at a stop light when police found him. The undercover cops saw La Russa’s vehicle sit in an intersection around midnight despite several green lights. When La Russa, who had the vehicle in drive with his foot on the brake, finally woke up to the knocking on the window, they had him step out of the car and give two breath samples. After blowing a 0.093 (legal limit: 0.08) he was arrested and booked in Palm Beach County jail for the misdemeanor.

I, for one, would have given La Russa the benefit of the doubt. I mean, my grandfather can fall asleep anywhere. Standing up, even. But I guess cops in Florida deal with old people enough to discern the difference. I wonder if they get additional training for just such a circumstance.


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think he was wearing his sunglasses? I say yes, and that is why the cops knew it was him.

This Suit Is Not Black said...

I want The Smoking Gun to get a hold of the mug shot. What's the over/under that they'd let him wear them for the picture?

Anonymous said...

Vegas took that off the board. I'm pretty sure they've been fused to his head.

Huaaah said...

Now if that was me, I would have at least taken my foot off the break to give the cops something a little more exciting.

robertwbestjr said...

We all don't take power naps inbetween our booze binges?