Former Cincinnati Reds All-Star pitcher Tom Browning was arrested in Ohio over the weekend for operating a vehicle under the influence after he reportedly crashed into a home.
Browning, who made his last MLB appearance in 1995, was charged with two counts of OVI, failure to stay in marked lanes, and failure to control on Saturday after police say he drove his car off the road and eventually crashed into a house, FOX19 reported, citing court records.
“Georgetown police said Browning drove his vehicle off the road, hit a light pole, then a tree, and eventually crashed into a house. The family at the home was outside, except for a child inside playing video games, when Browning hit the house, according to police.”
The 62-year-old former MLB pitcher was said to be slurring his speech as they detected the smell of alcohol. His blood alcohol level was registered at .127.
Browning admitted to having two drinks at a fundraiser event but did not know where he was at the time of the crash. He also admitted to falling asleep while driving. A marijuana smoking pipe was also found in his pocket.
Browning was famous for pitching the 12th perfect game in baseball history in 1988 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played 10 seasons with the Reds, winning the World Series in 1990 when Cincinnati swept the Oakland Athletics.