New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning, the Journal Star has learned.
The Nebraska State Patrol pulled Chamberlain’s car over for speeding on U.S. 77 near Old Cheney Road south of Lincoln shortly after 1 a.m., according to Deb Collins, spokeswoman for the patrol.
The officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and saw an open container of alcohol on the front passenger seat, Collins said.
Chamberlain was taken to Cornhusker Place Detox and was lodged on charges of DUI, open container and speeding, according to Collins.
Chamberlain was driving a 2006 dark-colored BMW 75i with Nebraska dealer plates.
Attempts to reach Chamberlain and Yankee GM Brian Cashman on Saturday were unsuccessful.
Joba, Joba, Joba.
Come on now, dude. Just stop and think about the ridiculous of it for a minute. You are the future of the New York Yankees pitching staff, and you are out driving drunk. Didn't you learn anything from Jim Leyritz?
First of all, you have the freaking money to pay for a damn cab. Why on earth would you ever get behind the wheel of a car when you are drunk!?
There was no one in Lincoln, Nebraska who could have picked you up from wherever you were? You are Joba Chamberlain man, there has to be someone.
Ahh...when will these stupid superstar athletes ever learn to just call a cab, a limo, or a freaking helicopter if they have to be somewhere and they are drunk.
I just don't understand it. Thank God no one was hurt.