GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia – Norcross police arrested Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna on a DUI charge.
According to Gwinnett County jail records, Ozuna was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning and booked for drink-driving and failing to maintain lanes.
Channel 2 Action News received the following statement from the Atlanta Braves:
“The Atlanta Braves are aware of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest this morning and are still gathering all the facts regarding the incident. Our organization takes these matters very seriously and is obviously disappointed with the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will not comment further until the process is completed.”
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The DUI arrest is the latest legal issue for the Braves outfielder.
In May 2021, Ozuna was charged with assaulting and strangling his estranged wife at his home in Sandy Springs. She told police she and her husband argued over infidelity before he strangled her and threw her against a wall, according to court documents.
He was originally arrested on a charge of aggravated assault by strangulation, but prosecutors dropped the charges in July. Ozuna continued to face charges of domestic violence and simple assault.
In September, Ozuna agreed to complete a state’s preliminary injunction program, allowing offenders to meet requirements before the court date in exchange for the complete dismissal of their case. Under the agreement, there was a list of conditions that Ozuna had to complete within six months, including a family violence intervention program.
Major League Baseball has retroactively suspended the outfielder for 20 games without wages while he was on administrative leave during the investigation. Ozuna has rejoined the team this season.
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