mlb johnny damon arrested dui wife michelle battery police officer fpd
Source: MEGA; Orange County Sheriff

Feb. 24 2021, Updated 12:24 p.m. ET

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Ex-MLB star Johnny Damon and his wife were arrested in Florida on suspicion of drunk driving and resisting arrest charges, according to media reports. 

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Orange County Jail records show that Damon was charged with driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence. A breathalyzer test showed that his blood alcohol content level was more than .20, which is four times the legal limit driving limit of .08, according to the New York Post.

Damon played 18 seasons in MLB, including stints with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. 

 His wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, was also arrested on charges of resisting an officer with violence and battery of a law enforcement officer.

Damon was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. Friday after swerving, striking a curb, and hitting a guardrail, according to TMZ. He was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred 

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mlb johnny damon arrested dui wife michelle battery police officer fpd
Source: MEGA

The former outfielder told police he had been drinking “just a little bit.”

While police spoke to Damon, his wife got out of the car, even though officers told her to remain in the vehicle, according to media reports. An officer tried to push her against the car when she turned around and pushed the officer.

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