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Dodgers Star James Loney

Off the Hook in Crazy DUI Case

2/1/2012 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

L.A. Dodgers 1st baseman James Loney has dodged a MAJOR bullet ... because prosecutors have rejected the DUI case against him ... even though he allegedly acted like a complete maniac on the night he crashed his Maserati.

TMZ broke the story ... Loney was popped in L.A. back in November after colliding with a Toyota around 6 PM and then careening into 2 other vehicles.

According to the police report, the officer on the scene claims Loney's behavior was incredibly bizarre ... noting the athlete "exhibited eyelid tremors and his shirt was soiled and moist from perspiration, from his armpits down to his waistline."

Loney also allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer ... and spit the mouthpiece back at the cops. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and cops took a blood sample to test for drugs and alcohol. 

But the toxicology report came back NEGATIVE ... and now, the L.A. City Attorney's Office has decided NOT to pursue the case "due to insufficient evidence to proceed."

Case closed.

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David S. Kestenbaum    

Our firm represented Mr. Loney in this matter and, notwithstanding the characterization of James as "acting like a complete maniac" he was acting the same as anyone suffering from head trauma. If he was not a public figure, the case probably would have been rejected immediately. Instead, our client was willing to wait for the system to work and we were all confident that the case would be rejected as no crime was committed.
David S. Kestenbaum
Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP

1004 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Just because a standard police toxicology test for DUIs / DWIs turned out negative it doesn't mean he didn't have something in his system. Hundreds of substances are undetectable without specific testing and are not covered by standard DUI / DWI tests. And if he didn't, he should seek medical attention ASAP. Although, almost every professional athlete with a few seasons under his belt is on something pain-killing, anti-inflammatory, performance-enhancing or mood-enhancing.

1004 days ago

Red Buttons    

Forget about the DUI charge, Initial reports were that he was speeding! Hit 3 cars! Then witnesses said he tried to flee! That is a felony!!! If you have cash and celebrity, you have special rights!!!!

1004 days ago


so loney was being a looney?

1004 days ago
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