White may get ‘extreme DUI’ charge
Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White could be charged with "extreme DUI" after registering a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit in Scottsdale, Ariz., police said Monday.
White was arrested about 9:15 p.m. Saturday night after his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.174, according to a police report.
The legal limit is 0.08 and, under Arizona law, the term "extreme DUI" is used to describe anything over 0.15, The Denver Post reported.
A police spokesman said White would be charged if blood tests confirmed the results of his roadside test.
White, 23, told Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd that he had only consumed two drinks before his arrest.
He apologized to Rockies management and his teammates, saying, "It’s very unfortunate, and I’m completely embarrassed.
"It was very stupid, and I let down a lot of people, most important my family, this organization and the fans. That’s not the type of person I am."
O’Dowd said there were no indications White had an alcohol problem.
"We have not seen any indication of this since we got the kid," O’Dowd said. "He’s been a choirboy, but he screwed up."
In seven games for the Rockies last season, White went 2-4 with an 8.42 ERA.