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Gallardo arrested for drunk driving

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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Tuesday morning.

The 27-year-old was stopped at 2:10 a.m. local time near Miller Stadium because he was driving slowly and weaving. He then produced a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, nearly three times the state legal limit of 0.08.

Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson Fran McLaughlin told ESPN Milwaukee that Gallardo won't face jail time because this was his first offense. He'll be fined a total of $778.80 -- $300 for DUI, $300 for his level of intoxication and $178.80 for deviating lanes.

Gallardo has started poorly for the Brewers, with a 0-1 record and a 6.61 ERA through 16 1/3 innings.

"We have expressed our disappointment to him and know he understands that behavior of this nature is of great concern to everyone in the organization," the statement said. "Yovani has acknowledged the seriousness of this incident and is taking full accountability for his actions."

Gallardo spoke to reporters at Miller Park on Tuesday before the Brewers' game against the San Francisco Giants.

"You obviously know why I'm here," Gallardo said. "What happened last night, I made a bad decision. I made a mistake and I'm sure I lost a lot of respect from the fans and I just want to apologize to the fans, my teammates, my family.

"Like I said, it's just a bad call. Something I shouldn't have done. I regret it. At this point, obviously, there's nothing I can do about it now. It happened. I just want to apologize to the whole organization and the people of Milwaukee for my actions. It's just ... it's not very easy. It's one of those things... I truly am sorry.

"I'm going to make sure something like this never happens again. Whatever circumstances, consequences ... whatever I have to do so this won't happen again, I'm going to do it."
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