LaRussa Asleep At the Wheel

St. Louis Cardinals manager arrested on drunk driving charges
By Patrick Hopkins,  Newser User
Posted Mar 22, 2007 4:15 PM CDT
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(Newser) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was picked up for DWI around midnight Thursday, when Jupiter, Fla., police found his SUV running at a stop light, with La Russa asleep at the wheel. La Russa blew a. 0.093, above Florida’s limit of 0.08.

La Russa was cooperative when police woke him up and during his arrest, police said. At the Cardinals training game Thursday, fans cheered when La Russa walked onto the field. "That was a really nice gesture when the game started," La Russa said, apologizing to the team and the fans for the lapse.