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Alex White may be charged with “extreme DUI”

Mar 6, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

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When Rockies starter Alex White was arrested for DUI over the weekend, he told officers that he only had “two drinks.”  Everyone who gets pulled over for DUI says that, of course, but White’s lie, it appears, was particularly egregious:

A breath test administered after White was pulled over Saturday night measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.174 percent, according to the arrest report. If blood tests confirm the results of the roadside breath test, White will be charged with extreme DUI, a police spokesman said.

And here you thought that something being “extreme” was always awesome.

White got a $2.25 million signing bonus a couple of years ago. One would think that would be enough to afford a cab.

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