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Former Marlin Charged With DUI In Stuart

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A member of the 1997 World Championship Florida Marlins team was arrested over the Memorial Day holiday weekend and Charged with DUI.

Last Friday, Kurt Abbott, 42, was pulled over by a Stuart police officer just after 3 a.m. for reportedly driving erratically. According to the officer’s report Abbott, who is Martin County Sheriff’s deputy, drifted off the road several times onto the grassy shoulder, almost striking several trees. The report also noted that Abbott’s vehicle was doing more than 60 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

The officer noted in his report that Abbott smelled of alcohol, had blood shot eyes and his speech was slurred. He refused a road side sobriety and breath test.

Abbott was arrested and taken to jail where he reportedly became agitated, cursing and yelling at the jail staff while he refused to take a breath test yet again. He was then charged and released on $500 bail.

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