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James Loney was arrested on suspicion of DUI

Dec 9, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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Yesterday we learned that James Loney was arrested last month after crashing his car. Today the L.A. Times has details:

Loney sideswiped three cars on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, stopped in the fast lane, passed out, then awakened and tried to flee the scene, only to crash again, said Leland Tang, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

Yesterday’s report said that Loney’s blood test came back negative for alcohol, but this report contradicts that, saying the results have not been released.

We must not prejudge, but based on that report, Loney had better have a doctor’s note saying he’s narcoleptic or has horrible blood sugar or something, because that doesn’t sound like the behavior of a lucid person.

  1. SmackSaw - Dec 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    If I hit like him, I’d get loaded too.

    • wendell7 - Dec 9, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      Wow James, go big or stay home

  2. drunkenhooliganism - Dec 9, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    When’s the last time he had that many hits in one day.

    • Francisco (FC) - Dec 9, 2011 at 3:08 PM

      He’s only following your moniker…

      • drunkenhooliganism - Dec 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

        If he was, he would’ve stayed at the scene and bashed the other cars’ windows with a bat.

        It’s possible he may have done that before driving away. He just couldn’t connect hard enough to leave any damages.

  3. Kanonen80 - Dec 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Hey, didn’t he MLB Drug Policy exception list have one player on meds for narcolepsy? Maybe Loney is that guy…

    • cur68 - Dec 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      Yes it did have a narcoleptic listed. What an awesome defense: “I’m not drunk, juts sleepy”, which is still an unsafe condition to drive in (duh). It might preclude Jimmy getting flash Maserati sports cars because a feature of the narcoleptic is getting sleepy when excited. Its as if Mother Nature decreed: “Nothing more exciting than a Toyota Prius for you”.

  4. dodger88 - Dec 9, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    It’s sad but I’m hoping the drivers of the other three cars were Juan Uribe, Mark Ellis and one of the overpaid pitchers they’ve signed and the team uses the accident as an excuse to release them all and then sign Prince Fielder (please don’t wake me up from my dream).

  5. mondzy805 - Dec 9, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Even more reasons to Cut ties with the guy, but we can’t do a single thing, until Frank gets out of town. April can’t come fast enough. Go Blue.

  6. cup0pizza - Dec 9, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Colletti wants this guy back. ::shakes head::

  7. purnellmeagrejr - Dec 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    Big deal – he was trying to drive home with his eyes closed and made a few mistakes. Who hasn’t done the same thing?

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