Atlanta Braves baseball star Derek Lowe has been arrested for a DUI.
The 37-year-old pitcher was stopped around 10pm ET Thursday in Atlanta, after a trooper stopped Lowe and “detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage” and gave him a field sobriety test.
Lowe refused to take the state administered alcohol test and was booked and taken to the jail in Atlanta; he was released early Friday morning after posting $2,944 in bail.
WGCL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, shot exclusive video of Lowe leaving the jail.
A police spokesman revealed that Lowe was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain his lane.
The 6 ft 6 inch tall 230 lbs pitcher also played for The L.A. Dodgers, The Seattle Mariners and The Boston Red Sox; in January 2009, he left the Dodgers to sign for The Atlanta Braves in a $60 million four-year deal.
Lowe — a skin cancer survivor — is best known for his performance in the 2004 playoffs, where he became the first pitcher in history to win the final game of three postseason series while a member of the Red Sox.
Lowe’s personal life hit the headlines in 2005 when it emerged he had an affair with baseball broadcaster Carolyn Hughes; he subsequently divorced his wife of seven years Trinka Lowe with whom he had two children.
Lowe and Hughes subsequently got married were married on December 13, 2008, in his hometown in Michigan.