Braves’ Marcell Ozuna strikes out following recent DUI arrest

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Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 6:46 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Just days after Braves outfielder and designated hitter Marcell Ozuna was arrested for driving under the influence in Norcross, he was met with a loud roar of boos at Truist Park.

Ozuna was removed from the lineup in the Braves’ eventual 6-2 win against the Houston Astros on Friday. Ozuna finished 0-for-2 in the Braves’ 5-4 loss on Sunday and was later relieved for Eddie Rosario.

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The 31-year-old Braves outfielder was pulled over at approximately 3:30 a.m. Aug. 19 after he was observed speeding and driving in both the left and right travel lanes along Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross in his Mercedes-Benz SUV.

The reporting officer wrote in his report that as soon as he approached the car, the driver said “sorry, sorry, I’m Ozuna from the Braves.”

The officer reportedly smelled alcohol and observed that Ozuna’s eyes were red and watery. The officer then asked Ozuna why he was in Norcross and he replied “the party.”

Believing Ozuna to be under the influence, he was placed under arrest and transported to Gwinnett County Jail.

At the jail, Ozuna said no to a blood test. The officer attempted to have Ozuna’s blood drawn anyways under the implied consent law but was told that no one was available to do it.

Ozuna was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane and booked into the jail. Ozuna was later released on bond.

Outfielder Marcell Ozuna apologized before saying he was ‘from the Braves’
Outfielder Marcell Ozuna apologized before saying he was ‘from the Braves’

The Braves organization released the following statement Friday on Ozuna’s DUI arrest: