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St. Louis Cardinal manager arrested for DUI

Tony La Russa - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department booking photograph Tony La Russa - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department booking photograph

St. Louis Cardinal manager arrested for DUI
By: Heartland News & The Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. - St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa spent the night in a Florida jail after his arrest on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

Jupiter police say they found La Russa asleep inside his running SUV at a stop light at about midnight, and smelling of alcohol.

He was booked in the Palm Beach County Jail and released at about 7:30 a.m.central time after posting $500 bond.

The Cardinals play spring training games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

Police say the 62-year-old La Russa gave two breath samples and was determined to have a blood alcohol content of point-zero-nine-three (.093) percent. Florida's legal driving limit is point-zero-eight percent.

Undercover officers first saw La Russa's SUV partially in an intersection around midnight and not moving despite several green lights.

Look for much more on this story throughout the day on Heartland News.

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