Say it Ain't So, Joba: Pitcher Catches DUI

Yankees' Chamberlain arrested in Nebraska on 3 charges
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 19, 2008 12:06 PM CDT
New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain greets fans at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Chamberlain was arrested near his Nebraska home on DUI charges.   (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, speeding, and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. Nebraska State Patrol said Chamberlain was stopped for speeding near his hometown of Lincoln at about 1am yesterday. Chamberlain was taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox in Lincoln, which is the normal protocol.

A Nebraska police spokeswoman said the county attorney likely would file formal charges tomorrow. An email sent to Chamberlain's agent yesterday was not immediately returned.