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Monday, October 27, 2008

Rockies pitcher arrested on DUI charge in Tampa

Proving that his stored-up thin air does not screw up the Alcosensor III as previously thought.

Colorado Rockies pitcher Luis Vizcaino has been arrested after police in Tampa say he was driving under the influence.

Officers said he was going 71 mph in a 45 mph zone early Monday. Police said Vizcaino’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol, with his blood alcohol level just over the limit.

The 34-year-old pitcher lives in St. Petersburg and was being held at Hillsborough County Jail on $500 bond.

Repoz Posted: October 27, 2008 at 04:31 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 27, 2008 at 04:50 PM (#2996626)
Officers said he was going 71 mph in a 45 mph zone early Monday. Police said Vizcaino’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol, with his blood alcohol level just over the limit.

Police say that 100% of the time when someone is brought in for DUI. If his blood alcohol level was "just over the limit", his eyes were probably not glassy and bloodshot and he probably didn't smell of alcohol. But he was still being a reckless idiot, most likely.
   2. Anonymous Observer Posted: October 27, 2008 at 05:09 PM (#2996649)
Does anybody know if his children have been taken away yet?

AO
   3. alskor Posted: October 27, 2008 at 05:33 PM (#2996668)
Expect an announcement shortly from Hank Steinbrenner that Vizcaino will be in the starting rotation, not the bullpen.
   4. Styles P. Deadball Posted: October 27, 2008 at 05:39 PM (#2996677)
Police say that 100% of the time when someone is brought in for DUI. If his blood alcohol level was "just over the limit", his eyes were probably not glassy and bloodshot and he probably didn't smell of alcohol. But he was still being a reckless idiot, most likely.


This is completely unscientific, but a cop friend of mine (who I once bailed out of jail for DUI) said that the alcohol smell is usually overpowering and the simplest clue to the fact that it just became a less-than-routine traffic stop.

Of course, he may have been talking about people driving a lot drunker than what's implied with Vizcaino.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 27, 2008 at 05:44 PM (#2996684)
Rockies pitcher in trouble? At least it wasn't a hooker this time.
   6. Russ Posted: October 27, 2008 at 05:47 PM (#2996689)

Police say that 100% of the time when someone is brought in for DUI. If his blood alcohol level was "just over the limit", his eyes were probably not glassy and bloodshot and he probably didn't smell of alcohol. But he was still being a reckless idiot, most likely.


Unless someone actively tries to conceal it, they often smell of alcohol after a long time drinking. Heck, I don't drink at all and I've gone to bars for long enough periods of time that I come home smelling of alcohol (from spillage or making out with drunk women, etc.).

And whose eyes AREN'T bloodshot and glassy in the wee hours of most mornings (regardless of alcohol intake)? In fact, it's one of the worst things about drunk driving... it's often done at times when your reflexes are already impaired by fatigue (i.e. around bar closing times at 2/3/4 in the morning).
   7. A.T.F.W. Posted: October 27, 2008 at 06:00 PM (#2996710)
from spillage or making out with drunk women, etc.

Quit bragging.
   8. mashimaro Posted: October 28, 2008 at 12:39 AM (#2997050)
just ballplayers being ballplayers
   9. Shiny Beast Posted: October 28, 2008 at 01:26 AM (#2997090)
Back in my driving while intoxicated days - I am not proud of it, but it happened from time to time - I would have been more likely to be stopped for going 21 in a 45, not 71.

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