Brewers’ Gallardo arrested on DUI charge

Updated: April 16, 2013, 11:12 AM ET

Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo was arrested for drunken driving Tuesday morning, a police spokesperson told multiple media outlets.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Fran McLaughlin said that Gallardo failed a sobriety test given at the scene and later registered a blood alcohol level of 0.22, nearly three times over the legal limit in Wisconsin (0.08).

McLaughlin said that Gallardo was pulled over at 2:10 a.m. CT near Miller Stadium because he was driving slowly and deviating from his lanes.

McLaughlin told ESPN Milwaukee that Gallardo, 27, will not face jail time since this was his first offense. Instead, he will be fined $778.80 ($300 for DUI, $300 for his level of intoxication and $178.80 for deviating lanes).

She told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that another driver on the road at the time called 911 to report a suspected drunken driver.

Gallardo is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA in three starts this season.

He has made at least 30 starts with 200 strikeouts or more in each of the last four seasons, going 60-38 with a 3.68 ERA in that span.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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