Miguel Cabrera Channels His Inner Ron Burgundy During DUI Arrest

Looks like Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is in mid-season form just days into spring training, after he was arrested on drunken driving charges in Florida late Wednesday night.

Cops spotted Cabrera sitting in his car on the side of the road, with smoke emanating from the vehicle.  When police approached Cabrera, he went all Ron Burgundy on them.

From ESPN

According to the arrest report, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of Scotch in front of a deputy. Police say Cabrera repeatedly refused to cooperate, saying, “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems.”

That’s ballsy right there.  My guess is that Cabrera knew the cops had him dead to rights, and said f–k it, let’s have another drink, because Cabrera loves his Scotch.  Well that and he was totally wasted.

This isn’t the first time we’ve chronicled Cabrera’s problems with alcohol.  At least this time he didn’t resort to taunting some chubby kid, or fighting with his wife, like he did in 2009.  And although he won’t admit he’s an alcoholic, all signs point to yes that Cabrera needs some help battling his personal demons before they spiral out of control, if they haven’t already.

[Canadian Press]

UPDATE: Miguel Cabrera’s mugshot is a Hall of Famer…

 

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