Rockies Pitcher Alex White Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
White Acquired In Last Season's Ubaldo Jimenez Trade
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Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White was arrested Saturday night on the suspicion of driving under the influence in Scottsdale.
White had two drinks and failed both a roadside sobriety test and a breathalizer test before he was arrested at 9:15 p.m.
White registered a 0.174 on the preliminary breath test and was booked on an extreme DUI, according to the Scottsdale police report.
White was pulled over driving a black 2012 Chevy Tahoe at 1st Avenue and 75th Street.
The 23-year-old was released at 10:50 p.m. The Rockies are in Arizona for spring training.
We were extremely disappointed to learn that Alex White had been arrested last night, the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club said in a statement on Sunday.
This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization, and through our discussions with him, we know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decisions, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused himself, his family and the organization, the team added in the statement.
"Alex is taking full accountability for his actions with his teammates and manager," the statement continued. "The man we have grown to know is a dedicated teammate who has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. We believe he will learn from his unfortunate decision and clearly understands the severity of the situation."
White, 23, was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Rockies on July 30, 2011, in a five-player deal that sent former Rockies ace Ublado Jimenez to the Indians.