Houston TV report: Patton arrested for DWI (updated)
According to a Houston television station, Orioles left-hander Troy Patton was arrested on suspicion of DWI on Saturday night when his car ran over a curb.
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The report states that he was pulled over after his car jumped a curb and he registered a 0.14 BAC level after a Breathalyzer test. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving in Texas is 0.08.
He was charged with a misdemeanor count of DWI first offense, posted $500 bail and was released, 2Houston reported. A court date is pending.
Patton, 25, pitched in just one game with the Orioles last year. He was supposed to appear at Saturday’s FanFest but was recently removed from the group of players appearing at the event because he had a family commitment.
Patton, who is a long shot to make the 2011 roster as a left-handed reliever, could not be reached for comment. The Orioles have no comment until they learn more about the situation. Patton's agent also declined to comment to The Baltimore Sun.
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