Baseball Star Derek Lowe Arrested For Drunk Driving — See His Mug Shot

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By Radar Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Lowe and Hughes subsequently got married were married on December 13, 2008, in  his hometown in Michigan.

 

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