Miguel Cabrera was arrested for DUI late Wednesday – he’s had problems with alcohol before – and the incident has the potential to become legendary as more facts emerge. According to the Associated Press, Cabrera “took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy” before saying, “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems.” We eagerly await word on what brand of scotch Cabrera was drinking. Bud Selig, welcome to Spring Training! [UPDATE: Ugly details after the jump.]
A deputy reported Cabrera was put in handcuffs after not following orders. Cabrera also “kept running out in the road with his hands up.”
A deputy asked Cabrera to get his a patrol vehicle, and he said, “(Expletive) you.”
Miguel Cabrera pushed off a vehicle into a deputy, who “delivered 3-4 knee spikes” into Cabrera’s left thigh.
Oh, brother. And the brand of Scotch? James Buchanan. Looks like it’s pretty expensive.