Braves' Lowe arrested for DUI

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe pitches against the Washington Nationals during the...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of their National League baseball game in Washington, March 31, 2011. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe was arrested Thursday night on a charge of DUI.

According to an email from the Georgia State Patrol, Lowe was also charged with reckless driving and improper lane change.

Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Gordy Wright said in the email that a trooper stopped Lowe's vehicle at about 10 p.m. (et) on Peachtree Road in Atlanta. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected and Lowe was arrested following a field sobriety test. Lowe refused a breath test.

After the arrest, Lowe was released to the City of Atlanta Pre-trial on the charges.

Lowe has made six starts for the Braves this season and owns a record of 2-3 with an earned run average of 3.21. He is currently scheduled to start Sunday at home against St. Louis.


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