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Pitcher cited for drunken driving

Pitcher cited for drunken driving

Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day starter Yovani Gallardo has been cited on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities said he was pulled over with a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit.

Milwaukee County sheriff department spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin told the Associated Press that officers responded to a report of a potentially intoxicated driver on westbound Interstate 94 near Miller Park at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. 

McLaughlin said Gallardo was driving alone at 40 mph in an area of the freeway that has a posted speed limit of 55 mph. She also quoted the arrest report as stating Gallardo had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol and that Gallardo, 27, admitted to having a few beers at a local establishment. 

The police report said Gallardo's blood-alcohol level was 0.22; the legal limit is 0.08. A first offense of driving while intoxicated is not a criminal offense, and according to McLaughlin Gallardo does not face jail time but does face close to $800 in fines.
 

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