Because Wisconsin is such an “understanding” state, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo will not be going to jail for his first DUI arrest. In Badger state, it’s only a citation not a felony or even a misdemeanor charge.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested and charged with drunken driving Tuesday after authorities say he was traveling on a city highway near Miller Park with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit. Gallardo Deputies responded about 2 a.m. to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver, Milwaukee County sheriff’s spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said. She said a caller reported seeing a driver repeatedly swerving between lanes, and deputies spotted Gallardo driving alone at 40 mph in a 55-mph zone. “He was very cooperative,” McLaughlin said. “He said he had a couple of beers.” The arrest report says Gallardo had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, and that he failed field-sobriety tests. Authorities say a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08, and the reading was matched by a second breath test following his arrest.