Blue Jays great Kelly Gruber arrested for drunk driving
Former Blue Jays great Kelly Gruber struck out with cops in Austin when they pulled him over on suspicion of drunk driving.
The legendary third baseman — who won a Golden Glove award in 1990 — was pinched for allegedly driving while intoxicated early Saturday, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Cops say that the 56-year-old two-time All-Star was pulled over at 2:20 a.m. by Austin police after officers noticed that Gruber’s signal indicator had been on for a while.
The Texas native later was spotted driving 132 km/h — nearly 30 km/h over the speed limit.
Gruber admitted he had been drinking before getting behind the wheel, according to an affidavit.
A member of the 1992 World Series champion Jays, Gruber refused a breathalyzer test, field sobriety test and having his blood drawn.
He was booked into the Travis County Jail and released on $3,000 bail.
Gruber toiled for the Jays from 1984 to 1992 and was the first member of the expansion team to hit for the cycle.
After being traded to the California Angels two months after the World Series win, Gruber was plagued by a slew of injuries. He finally hung up his spikes in 1997 after an ill-fated comeback with the Baltimore Orioles.
In retirement, Gruber has worked as a motivational speaker and holds baseball seminars in Canada and the U.S.
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