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.