Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/23/12
Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Matt Bush was arrested Thursday and will face charges of leaving the scene of a traffic accident and driving under the influence after a near-fatal incident in Charlotte County, Florida, The Tampa Tribune reported. The overall top pick in the 2004 MLB draft was driving in his SUV on US 41 around 5 p.m. when he hit a motorcyclist from behind, according to the Florida Highway Patrol --allegedly driving over the man's head in the process. Officers said Bush, 26, then left the scene of the crash, leaving the 72-year-old motorcyclist, who was later hospitalized, in serious condition. "Literally the tire on the SUV ran over the driver's head. Without the helmet, the gentleman would have been dead instantly," a witness told WBBH-TV. Bush was later arrested in North Port, Fla., about 80 miles south of Tampa. He was taken to Charlotte County Jail and detained. Authorities said Bush was likely to face charges of fleeing the scene of an accident with se...
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