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Police Report: Shin-Soo Choo blew a .201 on the breathalyser

May 3, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

Shin-Soo Choo

Courtesy of my friend Vince Grzegorek at Cleveland Scene, here is the entire police report for Shin-Soo Choo’s arrest early yesterday morning.

It has the details of the traffic stop (note: police didn’t notice his driving until he stopped to ask them for directions home).  It also has the details of his field sobriety test, which he did fairly poorly on.  It also has his preliminary BAC results: .201, which is over twice the legal limit. Indeed, that was twice the legal limit back before everyone lowered the DUI threshold several years ago.

Finally, it notes that Choo was given a lift home the next morning by one of the police officers, who noticed damage and green paint on the bumper of Choo’s car, which was towed to his house earlier that morning.  So, if you have a green car that was mysteriously smashed late Sunday night or early Sunday morning in the west Cleveland burbs, you may want to call Mr. Choo’s attorney.

  1. bradwins - May 3, 2011 at 5:20 PM


    Just when my fantasy team was starting to come together….

  2. aburns77 - May 3, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    On the plus side, his BAC has inadvertently turned the headline into a great fantasy team name

  3. Brian Murphy - May 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    .021? Wow. If not for that run-in with a green car, I would have to think he is the most underrated drunk driver in Major League Baseball.

  4. APBA Guy - May 3, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    This is great fodder for the 15 or so fans at the Mausoleum tonight in right field, if Choo is in the lineup, that is. I’m sure they’ll let him have it, in between gulps of Kona Longboard.

  5. bigxrob - May 3, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Halladaysbicept writes:
    “nothing to see here people, move along. No need for concern or outrage, this is a not worthy of a blog post or comment”*

    *may not be actual qoute

  6. agilmore1080 - May 3, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    .201? So just above the Mendoza Line?

  7. Glenn - May 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    He went from under-rated to over-inebriated in just hours!

  8. marshmallowsnake - May 3, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Dropping a different type of Saki-bomb!

  9. micker716 - May 3, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Carrying the weight of the title of Most Underrated Player in baseball finally got to him. Got to give him credit for wearing that crown with true dignity for as long as he did. Add the pressure cooker of playing in front of those crowds at Progressive Field and you have to ask: Who among us wouldn’t go on a bender, get behind the wheel, pull up to a black and and white and engage a cop in conversation? Shin is just a victim of his own fame and talent.

  10. halladaysbicepts - May 3, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    Wow!! A .201 BAC. Over twice the legal limit. I think that we should ban him for life from baseball and send him packing to his native country.

    Seriously, now were pulling police reports on this guy? We already know that he was arrested for the DUI. Now that we have the police report, we can get his home address and crucify him some more.

    LOL!!! Unbelievable!!! He’s the first person to get a DUI. Sound the horns and alert the troops. He’s a bad man.

  11. perrywhite01 - May 4, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    Some companies offer discounts to motorists who drive a lower than average number of miles a year. Low mileage discounts can also apply to drivers who car pool to work. “Auto Insurance Clearance” is the place you should be if you need auto insurance at the best price

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