According to the newly-released arrest report, 31-year-old Braves outfielder and designated hitter Marcell Ozuna was pulled over after he was observed speeding and driving in both the left and right travel lanes in his Mercedes-Benz SUV.
The reporting officer wrote in his report that as soon as he approached the car, the driver said “sorry, sorry, I’m Ozuna from the Braves.”
Footage released shows him doing just that.
Believing Ozuna to be under the influence, he was placed under arrest and transported to Gwinnett County Jail. Ozuna was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane and booked into the jail.
The Braves organization released the following statement Friday on Ozuna’s DUI arrest:
“The Atlanta Braves are aware of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest this morning and are still gathering all the facts pertaining to the incident. Our organization takes these matters very seriously and are obviously disappointed by the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment until the process is complete.”
Ozuna gave a brief statement from the locker room on Friday afternoon.
“I’m disappointed. I’ve disappointed my team and my family,” Ozuna said. “I don’t have anything to say, and that’s a legal matter.”