Former Yankees pitcher arrested after traffic stop
Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested for
alleged drunken driving in suburban Los Angeles.
Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast says Irabu was stopped May
17 when officers saw him drifting outside traffic lanes and he
nearly collided with a parked car.
Records show the 41-year-old Irabu, who lives in Rancho Palos
Verdes, posted $5,000 bail.
Prendergast says prosecutors will decide whether to charge Irabu
when results of his blood test are received in about a month.
Irabu pitched for the Yankees, Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers
from 1997 to 2002.
He returned to Japan and the Kochi Fighting Dogs in 2009 before
suffering a knee injury.
An attorney for Irabu could not be located and there is no phone
listing for him.