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Atlanta Braves Pitcher Arrested for DUI

4/29/2011 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe was arrested last night in Atlanta for driving under the influence.

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According to reports, Lowe was pulled over by state patrol at around 10:00 PM and police say troopers smelled alcohol. Lowe refused a sobriety test and was taken into custody and the Porsche he was driving was impounded.

Lowe was charged with DUI, reckless driving and an improper lane change.

He was released early this morning after posting bail of $2,944.

Lowe is best known for his performance in the 2004 playoffs, where he became the first pitcher in history to win the final game of three postseason series while a member of the Boston Red Sox.

UPDATE: Derek Lowe just released a statement, saying, "I would like to apologize to my family, teammates, fans and the Braves organization for the attention arising from this matter ... This is a legal matter and I anticipate this case can promptly be resolved within the court system."

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Areader    

Get it together Derek!

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artie help    

this is a LOWE point in life and career.

1211 days ago
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First    

This is not a FIRST for dlowe... Surprised someone else wife or Hazel Mae was not in the car w/him

1211 days ago
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sharkfossil    

This is just the start of bad karma for Atlanta Braves pitching coach McDowell. Lowe can now tell coach what it's like to get a bat up his a$$.

1211 days ago
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jw    

Geeze, no racism charges or telling the police "do you know who I am? No charges of the drunk being manhandled by the police? Oh wait, he is white and accepts responsibility for what he does. I just had to bring race into it since every chance people get they do the same thing. Gets forking old, doesn't it?

First...do you stay up all night and monitor tmz for all this glory? What do you do for real thrills, get the ping pong paddle with the rubber string and the ball and go at it for 15 seconds?

1211 days ago
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Lisa    

He's off the wagon.

1211 days ago
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Jon    

How does TMZ get all of these mugs shots so damn quick?

1211 days ago
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ginny    

Shame, shame on him; good thing he did not kill someone.
Kick this jerk of the team!!

1211 days ago
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cassie    

WOW what if he hurt someone. What an ass. You watch he will play to, I think he should be suspended for at least 15 games. But he won't

1211 days ago
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Joe Harriebalz    

I bet if it was one of the Atlanta Hawks starting five the cops would have let him go for sure!!!

1211 days ago
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LBjim    

Damn what is going on in Atlanta?..The Braves are having problems with their pitching coach and and now a pitcher?..damn..If I was on the pitching staff, I'd be asking for a trade..this reeks of bad karma..

1211 days ago
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MP    

And on and on and on, this happens almost weekly it seems. Maybe their bosses should fire them for a first offense and this type of behavior would stop.

1211 days ago
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brock lesnar    

how can he sink so lowe? now he may be working at Lowes.

some people are just low down mean. this guy is the lowest.

Can Lowe get lower? he better keep his ERA really lowe this year.

http://badchineseproducts.com

1211 days ago
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Woot    

@jw: "Geeze, no racism charges or telling the police "do you know who I am? No charges of the drunk being manhandled by the police? Oh wait, he is white and accepts responsibility for what he does"

How does refusing a sobriety test constitute accepting responsibility?

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