Derek Lowe Was Allegedly Drag-Racing Drunk Last Night

ESPN's Buster Olney recently said this about Derek Lowe, on Bill Simmons' podcast: "It seems like he's made an evolution as a person, as he's gone along, as he's gotten older, he's made different choices." Uh?

Here's the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe was allegedly racing another driver down Peachtree Road in Buckhead when he was stopped and charged with driving under the influence, a Georgia State Patrol spokesman told the AJC late Friday morning.

Lowe, who was driving a 2011 Porsche Panamera, was also charged with reckless driving along with driving under the influence and making an improper lane change.

Wright said Lowe was pulled over around 10 p.m. Thursday on Peachtree Road at Rumson Road. The trooper "detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" and gave Lowe a field sobriety test, Wright said. Lowe refused to take a breathalyzer test, he said.


"He's kind of like a Red Sox version of David Wells," Olney also told Simmons. Now that's the ticket!

Braves pitcher Derek Lowe arrested for DUI, racing [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

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