October 2, 2014

Gallardo arrested on drunk driving charges

The Milwaukee Brewers issued a statement today, following Yovani Gallardo’s arrest

Yovani Gallardo

Yovani Gallardo

on drunk driving charges early this morning.

“We have been made aware of the situation with Yovani and we take this matter very seriously.  We have expressed our disappointment to him and know he understands that behavior of this nature is of great concern to everyone in the organization.  Yovani has acknowledged the seriousness of this incident and is taking full accountability for his actions.

Gallardo was arrested early this morning after being pulled over on I-94 near Miller Park for driving slowly and deviating lanes.  Gallardo failed a field sobriety test and later registered a blood-alcohol level of .22, nearly three times the legal limit in Wisconsin (.08).

Gallardo is off to a slow start this season.  He is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA.  He last pitched in last Saturday afternoon’s 8-0 loss at St. Louis.