PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS4) Former Marlins and current Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was arrested late Wednesday night for DUI after he was found on the side of the road with his car’s engine smoking, but that was just the beginning.

Cabrera was discovered on Okeechobee Road in St. Lucie County and the deputy said in the arrest affidavit that he could smell a strong odor of alcohol from his breath, his eyes were watery, and his speech was heavily slurred.

According to the affidavit, Cabrera was asked who was with him and he stated, “I am going to *expletive* kill him.” But, according to the deputy, there was no one else in the vehicle or in the area.

It was at this point that Cabrera allegedly picked up a bottle of scotch and started drinking it, according to the arresting deputy. The affidavit stated that Cabrera got out of the car and started walking in the road while putting his hands up.

Cabrera was eventually put into handcuffs when another deputy arrived. According to the affidavit, Cabrera was asked to get into the second deputy’s patrol car but refused. Cabrera said, “*Expletive* you, do you know who I am,” according to the arrest affidavit.

The deputy who drove Cabrera to the St. Lucie County Jail said that there was a strong odor of alcohol in his vehicle that was not there prior to Cabrera getting put into the vehicle.

Cabrera’s car was towed, ironically enough, by Sports Towing.

Comments (5)
  1. Rick says:

    Something doesn’t add up here. The details of his comments seem a bit sketchy.

  2. Ron says:

    An alibi like that could only work if it is true.

  3. Blakeedavis says:

    St. Lucie County, where they searched comedian Ron Whites private plane because they had “a tip” there might be a joint onboard”!

  4. Roger Godell says:

    Don’t worry Mr. Spanish baseball player. If you were a Mexican migrant worker you would still be in jail and not even allowed to post bond. How come the Latin baseball players English is so terrible? You would think the with time off of about 6 months and millions of dollars in salary Latin baseball players could at least take a class to learn English.

  5. mada says:

    thats why i don’t watch baseball (or other pro sports) they are over-paid and spoiled. And most can’t speak correct english.

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