Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo apologizes after arrest for DUI
Shin-Soo Choo spent Tuesday afternoon talking to each of his teammates to express how sorry he is for his off-field arrest on suspicion...
OAKLAND, Calif. — Shin-Soo Choo spent Tuesday afternoon talking to each of his teammates to express how sorry he is for his off-field arrest on suspicion of drunken driving and the embarrassment it caused.
The Cleveland Indians outfielder was arrested Monday after a breathalyzer test showed he had a blood-alcohol level of .201 — more than double Ohio's legal limit of .08.
"I don't want to make trouble on the team," Choo said in the dugout before the first-place Indians opened a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. "Every person has to learn. I regret that this happened. ... I apologize."
After speaking to each player in the clubhouse, Choo also pulled the Indians into a tight huddle near their dugout before the team began warmups and batting practice.
Choo, the sixth major-league player to be cited on a drunken driving charge this year, was arrested by police in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, after he failed a field sobriety test. An officer following Choo's white Cadillac SUV said he was driving erratically before he was stopped.
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