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Miguel Cabrera’s DUI Mug Shot Photo Is Certainly Something

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested and charged with DUI and resisting an officer without violence late Wednesday night in Fort Pierce, Florida, and judging by his whimsical appearance in his mug shot photo, Cabrera couldn’t be happier about the development. Oh, and the AP’s report of Cabrera’s arrest is certainly something as well (via The Washington Post):

Cabrera, 27, was spotted by a deputy in a car that’s engine was smoking alongside a road in Fort Pierce. Inside the vehicle, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said. He refused to cooperate and more deputies were called to the scene.

He was wandering into the road with his hands up before he was handcuffed, the report said. He kept saying, “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems,” and cursed at deputies who tried to get him into a patrol car.

“I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly…” Wow. resisting arrest, busting out the “Do you know who I am” and brazenly taking a nip of booze right in front of a cop? That’s like the trifecta of alcohol-related arrest buffoonery. Cabrera’s defiant (or idiotic) swig of scotch might just be a perfect example of “When keeping it real goes wrong.” But what do I know? What I don’t know, apparently, is anything about Cabrera’s problems, which now have become much more complicated. But hey, at least he’s taking it in stride and putting on a happy face. Gray skies are gonna clear up and so on and so forth.

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera charged with DUI in Fla. [The Washington Post]