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Police: Jeremy Jeffress urinated on himself twice during DWI arrest


Texas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on a DWI charge. And if that wasn’t bad enough for the 28-year-old reliever, police revealed some embarrassing details of the arrest, including how Jeffress apparently urinated on himself twice during his arrest.

A Dallas County warrant details what transpired after police pulled Jeffress over at about 2:30 a.m. after he allegedly switched lanes without signaling, nearly hitting another car in the process. An officer at the scene smelled alcohol on Jeffress’ breath and his eyes were “bloodshot, watery and glassy.”

Jeffress admitted to police that he had consumed three or four cups of Hennessy cognac mixed with Coca-Cola between 12:15 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.

Police then administered field sobriety tests, during which Jeffress struggled. The pitcher couldn’t maintain his balance or stand on one leg. It is then noted in The Dallas Morning News report that Jeffress had urinated on himself. As an officer searched him, Jeffress urinated on himself again.

A breathalyzer test at 2:54 a.m. showed that Jeffress had a .115 blood-alcohol concentration.

The report indicates Jeffress was formally jailed around 5:15 a.m. After bail was set at $500, Jeffress was released from police custody at approximately 11 a.m., per a  Dallas County sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

The Rangers issued the following statement on Jeffress’ arrest:

The Texas Rangers are aware of the situation involving Jeremy Jeffress that took place early this morning. At this time, we are in the process of the gathering information and have no further comment.

Jeffress was acquired in the Aug. 1 trade with the Milwaukee Brewers that also brought Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers. A report from WFAA’s Landon Haaf and published by USA Today indicates Jeffress was “suspended two times — for 50 games in 2007 and 100 games in 2009 — for testing positive for ‘drug of abuse’ as a minor leaguer” under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

It should go without saying that the incidents of Friday morning do not bode well for Jeffress.

[Big League Stew]