Today Braves' Marcell Ozuna arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Today Braves' Marcell Ozuna arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, a year after domestic violence arrest

Marcell Ozuna, who missed the Atlanta Braves’ run to the 2021 World Series title after he was placed on administrative leave for a domestic-violence incident, was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence, according to Gwinnett (Georgia) County records. Norcross Police arrested the Braves outfielder after he allegedly failed to maintain his lane on Beaver Ruin Road.

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Ozuna, 31, was arrested by police in Norcross for driving under the influence/alcohol and for an unsafe lane change. He was booked into an area jail at 4:39 a.m. and released shortly after 8 a.m. after posting bond. "I disappointed my team and I disappointed my family,” Ozuna said. “I don’t have anything to say more. It’s a legal matter.”

Marcell Ozuna arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Marcell Ozuna arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Ozuna agreed to enter a pretrial Our organization takes these matters very seriously diversion program after his May 2021 arrest and subsequent charges of battery and aggravated assault by strangulation after police were summoned to his Sandy Springs, Georgia home. Police body cam footage obtained by TMZ appeared to show Ozuna grabbing his wife’s neck after they arrived at his home.

He sat out the remainder of the 2021 Ozuna missed a majority of last season  season and was retroactively suspended without pay for 20 games by Major League Baseball. Ozuna’s pretrial agreement included three to six months of supervision and completion of a 24-week family violence intervention program, anger management and 100 hours of community service.

Marcell Ozuna before a game in July.

While Ozuna is not expected to MLB retroactively levied an unpaid suspension receive additional disciplinary action from MLB, any player who arrested or charged with DUI is required to be referred to a joint treatment board for evaluation, per terms of MLB and the MLB Players’ Association collective bargaining agreement.

"I disappointed my team, outfielder was placed on administrative leave  I disappointed my family ... I don't have anything more to say, It's a legal matter," Ozuna told reporters on Friday without taking questions.

Marcell Ozuna arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

The Braves released a statement Friday noting they are aware of and "disappointed" by Ozuna's arrest.  Ozuna a four-year, $65 million deal 

Marcell Ozuna arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Marcell Ozuna arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

"The Atlanta Braves are aware of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest this morning and are still gathering all the facts pertaining to the incident. Our organization takes these matters very seriously and are obviously Ozuna has hit .214 with 20 homers and a .656 OPS disappointed by the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment until the process is complete."

Ozuna is in the second year of a four-year, $65 million contract with the Braves, who originally signed him before the 2020 season. Following his arrest last season and other injuries, the Braves acquired three outfielders before the July trade deadline and went on to win the World Series. Atlanta Braves player, 31, changed into arrested

This season, Ozuna has served as the club’s primary designated hitter, batting .214 with 20 home runs.

Marcell Ozuna changed into arrested early Friday morning in Gwinnett County, Georgia on DUI costs, PEOPLE can verify.

The Atlanta Braves player, 31, changed into arrested by way of the Norcross Police Department and booked right into a Gwinnett County prison at 4:39 a.M., county prison facts display.

Ozuna changed into launched just after eight a.M. Friday on $1,830 bond and changed into charged with driving below the impact and making an unsafe lane trade, consistent with information.

Marcell Ozuna Arrested on DUI Charges Today
Marcell Ozuna Arrested on DUI Charges Today

A spokesperson from the Norcross Police Department confirmed Ozuna's arrest and launch to PEOPLE, adding that officers located him using at a "quite excessive speed" earlier than the arrest.

The outfielder remaining regarded for the Braves at some stage in the membership's 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, in keeping with Ozuna's Baseball-Reference sport log.

PEOPLE did now not right away pay attention lower back from the Atlanta Braves are a request for remark Friday.

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In May 2021, Ozuna become arrested and charged with aggravated assault by means of strangulation and battery after police spoke back to a domestic abuse call regarding his wife at their Sandy Springs, Georgia, domestic.

At the time, the responding officials heard screaming coming from interior and noticed that the front door become huge open before they entered and witnessed him "grabbing the sufferer by means of the neck and throwing her against a wall," in line with a announcement by using the Sandy Springs Police Department.

In November 2021, Major League Baseball issued Ozuna a retroactive 20-recreation suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy, after the outfielder had already been located on administrative depart under the equal policy, in step with the Associated Press.

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