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Report: Ex-pitcher charged with DUI

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Curits Leskanic pitched for four teams during his 11-year career that ended in 2004.
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Former major league pitcher Curtis Leskanic was arrested after he was found to be driving with a blood-alcohol content more than four times the legal limit, the Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday.

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Leskanic, 44, was found by police Sunday night passed out behind the wheel of his pickup truck at a green light, according to the report, and was later found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.331. The legal limit is .008.

The arrest affidavit states that Leskanic's five-year-old daughter was sleeping unrestrained in the passenger seat, so in addition to DUI he was also charged with child neglect. He was checked out at a hospital before being taken to jail, since a blood-alcohol level of 0.3 or higher can be fatal.

Police in Altamonte Springs, Fla., outside Orlando, responded to the scene after a driver reported a pickup truck "swerving all over the road" with a child inside. According to the Sentinel, the arrest report stated that Leskanic was agitated and screaming at police after being placed under arrest.

Leskanic, a righty reliever, pitched in the majors from 1993 to 2004, mostly with the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers. He appeared in 603 games, with a career ERA of 4.36 and 55 saves.

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