Tampa Bay Ray’s Pitcher Arrested for DUI Hit and Run

Minor league baseball pitcher Matt Bush of the Tampa Bay Rays was arrested last week for driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in a DUI hit and run.

Twenty-four year old Bush left the scene after he hit a motorcyclist who remains in critical condition. Andrew Friedman, a team executive for the Tampa Bay Rays said that Bush will no longer be pitching for their team. The drunken driver has been struggling with alcoholism ever since 2004 when he was drafted by the San Diego Padres. Now Bush is looking at seven charges stemming from Thursday’s DUI hit and run incident. As of this morning, Bush is still being held in Charlotte County Jail.

According to reports, Anthony “Tony” Tufano, the motorcyclist, was struck from behind by Bush’s SUV where he then fell off his motorcycle. As he fell off of his Harley Davidson, Bush ran over the victim’s head. Tufano remains in critical condition and is suffering from broken ribs, broken bones in his back and wrist, road rash, brain hemorrhaging and a collapsed lung. In addition, the victim is sedated and breathing through a ventilator.

Bush did not even own the Dodge Durango he was driving that night of the accident and he was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Even though Bush tried fleeing from the scene, he was caught, then arrested and charged with driving under the influence as well as a DUI hit and run. Bush’s blood alcohol level was at a .180 and he failed the field sobriety test.

Exec: Pitcher ‘Not Going to Play’ for Rays After Alleged DUI Crash, AOL Sporting News, March 26, 2012

Web- Related Resource:
California DMV on driving drunk

If you are charged with DUI or driving under the influence in San Diego, a San Diego DUI lawyer at the San Diego Law Center will review you case during a free consultation.

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Tampa Bay Ray’s Pitcher Arrested for DUI Hit and Run

Minor league baseball pitcher Matt Bush of the Tampa Bay Rays was arrested last week for driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in a DUI hit and run.

Twenty-four year old Bush left the scene after he hit a motorcyclist who remains in critical condition. Andrew Friedman, a team executive for the Tampa Bay Rays said that Bush will no longer be pitching for their team. The drunken driver has been struggling with alcoholism ever since 2004 when he was drafted by the San Diego Padres. Now Bush is looking at seven charges stemming from Thursday’s DUI hit and run incident. As of this morning, Bush is still being held in Charlotte County Jail.

According to reports, Anthony “Tony” Tufano, the motorcyclist, was struck from behind by Bush’s SUV where he then fell off his motorcycle. As he fell off of his Harley Davidson, Bush ran over the victim’s head. Tufano remains in critical condition and is suffering from broken ribs, broken bones in his back and wrist, road rash, brain hemorrhaging and a collapsed lung. In addition, the victim is sedated and breathing through a ventilator.

Bush did not even own the Dodge Durango he was driving that night of the accident and he was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Even though Bush tried fleeing from the scene, he was caught, then arrested and charged with driving under the influence as well as a DUI hit and run. Bush’s blood alcohol level was at a .180 and he failed the field sobriety test.

Exec: Pitcher ‘Not Going to Play’ for Rays After Alleged DUI Crash, AOL Sporting News, March 26, 2012

Web- Related Resource:
California DMV on driving drunk

If you are charged with DUI or driving under the influence in San Diego, a San Diego DUI lawyer at the San Diego Law Center will review you case during a free consultation.

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