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Yovani Gallardo Arrested In Milwaukee

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Yovani Gallardo mug shot (photo courtesy: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office) Yovani Gallardo mug shot (photo courtesy: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office)
Yovani Gallardo issues a statement to the media Tuesday at Miller Park Yovani Gallardo issues a statement to the media Tuesday at Miller Park

Milwaukee (WQOW) -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with suspicion of operating while intoxicated.

Gallardo was driving west on Interstate 94 at 2:10 A.M. hen he was pulled over near 76th Street, near the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Gallardo meets with the media at Miller Park Tuesday afternoon, and gives a statement without taking any questions.

"You know, I made a mistake," says Gallardo, "I made a mistake. I'm sure I lost a lot of respect from a lot of fans, but I just want to apologize, apologize to the fans, to my teammates, my family. You know, it's like I said, it's just a bad call, it's something I shouldn't have done, I regret it."

The Milwaukee Brewers issue a statement, which says, in part, "We take this matter very seriously. We have expressed our disappointment to him and know he understands that behavior of this nature is of great concern to everyone in the organization."

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo has been cited for drunken driving after authorities said he drove with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.

Milwaukee County sheriff's spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin says deputies responded about 2 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. She says Gallardo was driving down a Milwaukee freeway at 40 mph in a 55-mph zone.

McLaughlin quotes the arrest report as saying Gallardo had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and smelled like alcohol. The report says his blood-alcohol level was 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08.

McLaughlin says Gallardo faces nearly $800 in fines.

A statement from the Brewers says the team expressed its disappointment to Gallardo and he is taking responsibility for his actions.

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