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    Orioles' Ponson arrested for drunk driving

    Associated Press

    8/25/2005 9:32:35 AM

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Sidney Ponson was arrested early Thursday on a drunk driving charge, the latest legal problem for the pitcher considered the ace of the Baltimore Orioles' staff a year ago.

    Maryland Transportation Authority Police arrested him on Interstate 95, just south of Baltimore, said Cpl. Pamela Thorne, a spokeswoman for the agency. Spokesman John Ryan said Ponson was stopped for tailgating, given a field sobriety test and was charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired.

    The Orioles and Ponson's agent, Barry Praver, did not immediately return phone calls.

    Ponson was charged in January with driving under the influence in Florida, and the case has not yet been resolved. That arrest came weeks after he spent 11 days in an Aruban jail for a Christmas Day fight at a beach. He apologized for the fight and reached a settlement that involved community service and a charitable contribution.

    A year ago, Ponson was considered the team's ace and was the opening day pitcher in 2004. He is 7-11 with a 6.21 ERA this season and hasn't won since June 18. He has been on the disabled list with a calf strain and hasn't pitched since Aug. 7. An MRI Wednesday found a torn thumb ligament, and he was expected to be sidelined at least three more weeks.

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    I bet we were scooped by InsideSTL... :(

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    • #3
      Originally posted by steveInebriated@Aug 25 2005, 12:07 PM
      I bet we were scooped by InsideSTL... :(
      You must have copy-pasted it from there, tough guy. :(

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      • #4
        Originally posted by steveInebriated+Aug 25 2005, 12:08 PM-->
        QUOTE(steveInebriated @ Aug 25 2005, 12:08 PM)

      • #5
        Originally posted by *007*@Aug 25 2005, 11:07 AM
        Orioles' Ponson arrested for drunk driving

        Associated Press

        8/25/2005 9:32:35 AM

        BALTIMORE (AP) - Sidney Ponson was arrested early Thursday on a drunk driving charge, the latest legal problem for the pitcher considered the ace of the Baltimore Orioles' staff a year ago.

        Maryland Transportation Authority Police arrested him on Interstate 95, just south of Baltimore, said Cpl. Pamela Thorne, a spokeswoman for the agency. Spokesman John Ryan said Ponson was stopped for tailgating, given a field sobriety test and was charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired.

        The Orioles and Ponson's agent, Barry Praver, did not immediately return phone calls.

        Ponson was charged in January with driving under the influence in Florida, and the case has not yet been resolved. That arrest came weeks after he spent 11 days in an Aruban jail for a Christmas Day fight at a beach. He apologized for the fight and reached a settlement that involved community service and a charitable contribution.

        A year ago, Ponson was considered the team's ace and was the opening day pitcher in 2004. He is 7-11 with a 6.21 ERA this season and hasn't won since June 18. He has been on the disabled list with a calf strain and hasn't pitched since Aug. 7. An MRI Wednesday found a torn thumb ligament, and he was expected to be sidelined at least three more weeks.
        He's been to Aruba? Interesting -- very interesting.
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        • #6
          That's two in the past year.
          Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law ~

          A.C.

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          • #7
            alcohol has been very very bad to him.
            Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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            • #8
              He's from Aruba.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by FAR52+Aug 25 2005, 11:09 AM-->
                QUOTE(FAR52 @ Aug 25 2005, 11:09 AM)

              • #10
                Originally posted by triggercut1+Aug 25 2005, 11:12 AM-->
                QUOTE(triggercut1 @ Aug 25 2005, 11:12 AM)
                Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2005, 11:09 AM

              • #11
                How'd he manage to get away with that?

                Moon

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                • #12
                  Was LVReb's brother in the car? Surprised he wasnt driving.

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