Atlanta Braves Pitcher Charged With DWI

On April 28, 2011, Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe, 37, was charged with DWI, reckless driving, and unsafe lane change in Atlanta, after he apparently engaged in a race with another driver on an Atlanta street. Lowe was pulled over by the Georgia State Patrol, and the officer allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol, and Lowe apparently failed Field Sobriety tests.

According to the Los Angeles Times, several sources, Lowe refused to take a chemical test, was booked and taken to an Atlanta jail. He was released on bail of $2,944.

If Lowe was convicted in New York on these same offenses, he would be facing fines of up to $900.00 on the misdemeanor charge, a suspension of his driver’s license for six months, along with the requirement to obtain alcohol abuse assessment, attend the drinking Driver program (“DDP”), attend a Victim Impact Panel, install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle for up to one year, and pay $750 in fines to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. For the misdemeanor reckless driving charge, he would be facing fines, and 5 points on his driver’s license. For the unsafe lane change traffic infraction, Lowe would be assessed 3 points on his driver’s license.

Contact The Westchester County Drunk Driving Attorneys at the White Plains, New York Law Office Of Mark A. Siesel online or toll free at (914) 428-7386 if you are charged with a DWI, other crime or traffic violation, for a free consultation to discuss your case.