Rockies Pitcher Alex White Arrested – What’s An ‘Extreme’ DUI?

Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White has apologized to his teammates after being briefly jailed following an arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. The Denver Post reports that White may face an “extreme DUI” charge after a breath test measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.174 percent.

The Rockies pitcher has been booked on a charge of extreme DUI after his arrest Saturday night in Scottsdale.

A Scottsdale police report shows that 23-year-old White registered a 0.174 percent reading on a portable breathalyzer, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Field tests were also conducted, according to the report.

White was stopped around 9:15 p.m. while driving a black 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe on Hayden Road just south of Indian School Road, near the team’s Cactus League headquarters at Salt River Fields.

The team said he spoke with management Sunday morning and that he has apologized to his teammates.

White was acquired last summer from the Cleveland Indians in the trade for Ubaldo Jimenez.

White is vying for a spot in the Colorado rotation. He went 2-4 with an 8.42 ERA in seven starts with the Rockies last season.

In Arizona, “extreme DUI” applies to any blood-alcohol content above 0.15, according to the newspaper.

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