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Mets bullpen catcher charged with DUI after flipping car

Mar 12, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested last night and charged with a DUI after he crashed into a street sign and a concrete fountain near the team’s spring training complex in Florida, flipping his car over.

WPTV-NBC reports that Langill drove his Honda Accord into the center of a traffic circle while turning into an intersection and had to helped out of the upside-down car through the passenger door.

He then tried to leave the scene on foot before onlookers stopped him. Langill later told police that he was coming home from a bowling alley after 2-3 drinks and another car cut him off.

Langill, now 32 years old, was the Expos’ 34th-round pick in 1999 and played seven seasons in the minors, but got into a total of just 210 games and hit .210 with one homer.

  1. captainwisdom8888 - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    got some poop on his nose

  2. jfk69 - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    I would be drinking as well if i had to catch that Met piching staff. Well back to his old job at the bowling alley….HEAD PIN SETTER

    • purnellmeagrejr - Mar 13, 2012 at 8:05 AM

      Sorry, drinking and driving can kill innocent people. If it’s ever touched your family or someone you love you’d know iIt’s not a joke.

  3. philly56 - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    “Traffic circle”….a roundabout?  Nobody in America knows how those work. You take 90% of American drivers and put them in a roundabout, and they’ll end up upside down in a fountain as well.

    • phillyphreak - Mar 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

      • foreverchipper10 - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

        You can bet your ass when I was in London 10 years ago I pulled the Big Ben and Parliament line.

    • Jonny 5 - Mar 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      C’mon, your fellow Phills fans on the other side of the river in SJ know full well about what we call “circles” and let’s not forget it’s” confusing to everyone not born here, the Jughandle”. Yes that’s right, you have to turn right to go left. No it’s not a trick, it’s for real.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM

        Jughandles are godawful, but once you are used to them at least you know what to do. Traffic circles make everyone look like idiots.

  4. muckthefets23 - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    I’m with Jonny, being from South Jersey I know 100% how to navigate a circle. Even though they’re getting rid of them any way they can. Also, I’d rather use a jughandle then make a left on a 2 lane divided highway.

  5. Old Gator - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Five years living in Britain. Thirty years since then with a British wife and Buddha knows how many trips across the lake (expansion due to global warming) and agglutinated months of driving there. I ain’t afeared of no steenkin’ roundabouts. Hell, I can take them lefthanded!

    Incidentally, here in Macondo they actually, honestly, really, sincerely call them – ready for this? – traffic calming devices.

    Bureaucrateese. See how it reinvigorates the language from the bottom up – like lake overturn?

  6. chiadam - Mar 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Tony LaRussa approves this story.

  7. cool10857 - Mar 12, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Another Mets loser right out of “Eastbound & Down.” You just can’t make this up!

  8. spoiledbratswhosuck - Mar 13, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    I guess he drinks cause he hates his job? Playing a kids game in the nice weather in Florida in March? Getting paid more than most people with free food, blah blah blah.

    Yeah I guess their is a lot to hate about being a pro player.

    Drunk Driving should be considered a 1st degree assault since there is no telling how many people a drunk can kill innocently. Why isn’t it the same as firing a gun into the air for no reason?

    Just saying……………

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