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Atlanta Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez was arrested early Monday morning on charges of driving under the influence.
Martinez, 30, was arrested in Gwinnett County, according to jail records, and was also charged with an improper lane change and impeding the flow of traffic. He was booked into the Gwinnett County jail at 4:34 a.m. after his blood alcohol registered more than .10, Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Carroll Rogers wrote.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Martinez made his major league debut in 2009 with the Marlins, and has appeared in 64 games for the Braves over the last two seasons. This spring, Martinez has a 1.38 ERA in eight appearances, with 13 strikeouts in 13 innings. He's held opposing batters to a .159 average, and was in Gwinnett County along with other Braves pitchers who left spring training in Orlando early in order to be ready for a Tuesday night game against the team's top prospects, to be played at Coolray Field in Gwinnett.
For his major league career, Martinez is 2-4 with a 4.02 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 130 innings
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Atlanta Braves righthander Cristhian Martinez was charged with drunken driving on Monday.
Martinez's blood alcohol level was listed at 0.13 percent when he was arrested early Monday morning on Interstate 85 in Lawrenceville, Ga. The state's legal limit is 0.08 percent.
Cpl. Jake Smith noted that Martinez faces charges of impeding the flow of traffic and improper lane changes...
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez has been charged with drunken driving.
Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith says Martinez's blood alcohol level was 0.13 when he was arrested early Monday on Interstate 85. The legal limit in Georgia is 0.08 percent.
He also faces charges of impeding the flow of traffic and improper lane change.
Records show Martinez was booked...
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