27-year-old Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers first baseman, was arrested late Wednesday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of resisting an officer without violence, a Florida sheriff’s office said Thursday morning.
Cabrera is married with two children. The family currently lives in Birmingham, Michigan. He and his wife Rosange have 2 daughters; Rosangel (unknown age), who is named after her mother, and Isabella, born May 26, 2010.
Cabrera was booked into the St. Lucie County, Florida, jail at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, less than an hour after the arrest. He posted bail of $1,350 and was released at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.
The arrest affidavit stated that Cabrera refused to submit to a breath test and cursed at officers. In addition to facing the misdemeanor charges, Cabrera was cited for having an open container of alcohol in the car as well.
Cabrera troubles started when a patrolling deputy found a vehicle on the side of the road, smoking from the engine compartment. He was not being cooperative. He also picked up a bottle of Scotch and began drinking from it while officers were present. A deputy on scene explained that when he arrived, Cabrera was handcuffed and “being held onto” by a third deputy. The deputy tried to put him into a police car, but Cabrera said, “Do you know who I am? You don’t know anything about my problems”.
In 2009, Cabrera was arrested in Birmingham, Michigan, after an argument with his wife. She told authorities he had come home drunk. Last year, Cabrera stated that he had stopped drinking. Apparently that wasn’t the truth. We hope he gets the help he needs.