Another day, another DUI charge to discuss. Today’s discussion centers around Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe. Lowe was arrested early this morning after he was pulled over for allegedly racing another vehicle down one of the busiest streets in Atlanta.
Which make total sense, right?
“Troopers observed two vehicles racing on Peachtree Road and were able to get both vehicles stopped,” State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said.
Lowe, who was driving a 2011 Porsche Panamera, was also charged with reckless driving along with driving under the influence and making an improper lane change.
The trooper “detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” and gave Lowe a field sobriety test, Wright said. Lowe refused to take a breathalyzer test, he said.
The 37-year-old pitcher was taken to the Atlanta city jail.