On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Friday, September 23, 2011.
Former Colorado Rockies pitcher Curtis Leskanic has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A charge of child neglect has also been levied against the former baseball player.
Police claim that they found Leskanic slumped over the wheel of his pickup truck. They also discovered his 5-year-old daughter asleep on the seat next to him. The girl was reportedly not wearing her seatbelt.
According to media reports, Leskanic blood alcohol level was tested at 0.331 percent, more than four times the legal limit.
Because his blood alcohol level tested so high, police transported Leskanic to the hospital to be checked out by doctors. After leaving the hospital, Leskanic was booked into jail on the charges. His daughter was handed over to family members.
According to the police report, Leskanic was observed driving his pickup truck erratically. Police were also told by callers that there was a little girl in the truck.
A police officer traveling on the same road came upon Leskanic’s truck stopped at an intersection. The truck remained stopped despite the traffic signal having turned green.
The police officer reported that he had to make two attempts at rousing the former baseball pitcher. When police requested Leskanic’s driver license, the player gave the officer his Major League Baseball identification card. He failed the sobriety tests administered by police at the side of the road.
Anyone arrested for DUI in Colorado faces harsh penalties if convicted. For someone accused of having a blood alcohol level above 0.17 percent, they can also face possible charges of being a persistent drunk driver.
Source: Orlando Sentinel: “Curtis Leskanic: Former pro baseball pitcher arrested on DUI charge” by Gary Taylor: Sept. 17, 2011