Rangers’ Jeremy Jeffress Arrested On DWI Charge Hours After Game Vs. Indians


August 26, 2016

Well, Jeremy Jeffress sure is getting acclimated.

Jeffress, whom the Milwaukee Brewers traded to the Texas Rangers just before the Aug. 1 Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, was arrested early Friday morning in Dallas County on a DWI charge, according to police records.

The Rangers reliever was pulled over just before 3 a.m. after switching lines without signaling and cutting off another driver, according to the arrest warrant, per WFAA-TV in Dallas. At that point, the officer noticed Jeffress had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. Jeffress admitted to drinking three to four cups of Hennessy cognac and Coke between 12:15 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.

The officer conducted a field sobriety test on Jeffress, who urinated on himself while performing the test. Jeffress subsequently was arrested, and he was discovered to have a blood-alcohol concentration of .115 at 2:54 a.m. Dallas County Jail records show Jeffress was booked into jail at 5:13 a.m., and he was released just before noon.

“The Texas Rangers are aware of the situation involving Jeremy Jeffress that took place early this morning,” the Rangers said in a statement, according to WFAA. “At this time, we are in the process of gathering information and have no further comment.”

Jeffress, who’s in the midst of his seventh big league season, has a 2.52 ERA in 53 2/3 innings over 56 appearances this year. The 28-year-old right-hander joined the Rangers as part of the trade that also sent catcher Jonathan Lucroy to Texas.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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