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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker arrested on DUI charges during spring training

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by Sportsnet, Walker is alleged to have been stopped Oldsmar, Fla. for going 82 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. More from Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet:

“The affidavit says Walker refused a breath alcohol content test but showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. A deputy reported that Walker ‘admitted to drinking four beers at a bar/eating facility.’ The affidavit states Walker was observed by the deputy to have ‘a strong odor of alcoholic beverage’ on his breath, poor balance, and glassy, bloodshot eyes.”

Walker, 52, has served as Toronto’s pitching coach since November of 2012 and has been a part of the organization in a coaching capacity since 2009.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 27, 2022 at 05:44 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: March 28, 2022 at 11:37 PM (#6069499)
Admitted to four beers. Why would you do that ? Keep your mouth shut, don't take the test and hope you don't get fired.
   2. pikepredator Posted: March 29, 2022 at 12:07 PM (#6069520)
Anyone who is too stupid to call an Uber or a cab - let alone maintain a decent speed when driving while impaired - has already proven themselves completely incapable of making good decisions.

I bet he had way more than four drinks and thought "Since I'm obviously hammered, maybe if I tell him I only had four, he'll let me go".

I'm glad no one was killed. I hope AA (or something similar) is mandatory for him. Kind of harkening back to sentencing . . . we don't have to lock this guy up. But he needs to forfeit his driving privileges until he figures out how to do so responsibly.
   3. GregD Posted: March 29, 2022 at 12:23 PM (#6069523)
Agree totally with number two…insane that people won’t spend fifteen dollars on an Uber.

On number one, I would defer to lawyers but foolish as it is to say one had four beers, taking a test would be much more foolish, right?
   4. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: March 29, 2022 at 02:18 PM (#6069544)
Not only does he decide to drive, but then has to go 82 in a 45. Which is only the speed they caught him at, I wonder what his real top end was.

######## like that should lose their driving privileges.
   5. Eric L Posted: March 29, 2022 at 11:32 PM (#6069599)
When I drove a cab my most loyal and lucrative repeat customers where dui’s
   6. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: March 29, 2022 at 11:41 PM (#6069601)
the white sox are monitoring the situation closely...
   7. JimMusComp misses old primer... Posted: March 30, 2022 at 12:25 AM (#6069603)
#6 is amazing.
   8. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 30, 2022 at 10:26 AM (#6069629)

Admitted to four beers. Why would you do that ?

People don't make smart decisions when drunk.

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