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    Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

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    Tony LaRussa JUPITER - Tony La Russa, the manager of the world champion St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, was arrested early Thursday by the Jupiter Police Department on a charge of driving under the influence.

    La Russa, 62, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail just after 4:00 a.m. He was released around 8:30 a.m. after posting $500 cash bond.


    An employee at the Palm Beach County Jail told FOX 13 by phone that the Tampa native was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV at a stop light, and was later arrested.


    Police say La Russa gave two breath samples and had a blood alcohol level of 0.093 percent.
    The legal limit in the state of Florida is 0.08 percent.

    A police report indicates that some time around midnight, La Russa's SUV was sitting partially in an intersection, and didn't move during two green light cycles.
    When police approached his car, they say they found the SUV in drive and La Russa's foot on the brake.


    Officers claim they knocked on his window, and he initially didn't respond, but once he woke up he was cooperative.
    Asleep at the wheel with the car in drive and his foot on the brake.
    Not bad for a Genius!

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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    So, is that even a moving violation?
    I mean he was stopped.
    Driving Under the Influence, doesn't really apply here, right?

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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    "Displaced_Viking" wrote:
    So, is that even a moving violation?
    I mean he was stopped.
    Driving Under the Influence, doesn't really apply here, right?
    He had to drive to get where he was going, didn't he?

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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Displaced_Viking" wrote:
    So, is that even a moving violation?
    I mean he was stopped.
    Driving Under the Influence, doesn't really apply here, right?
    He had to drive to get where he was going, didn't he?

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    Indeed.
    You're quite astute.

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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Displaced_Viking" wrote:
    So, is that even a moving violation?
    I mean he was stopped.
    Driving Under the Influence, doesn't really apply here, right?
    He had to drive to get where he was going, didn't he?

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    Blame it on the unicorns

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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Displaced_Viking" wrote:
    So, is that even a moving violation?
    I mean he was stopped.
    Driving Under the Influence, doesn't really apply here, right?
    He had to drive to get where he was going, didn't he?

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    Blame it on the unicorns
    Nope, this was Smoot's doing.
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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    How the Sports Media Should Handle Drunk Driving
    Posted Mar 23rd 2007 11:52AM
    by Michael David Smith
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    I like Tony La Russa and the Cardinals and this is not cool.
    They already had troubles keeping their good pitchers and now there is going to be this kind of stuff...

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    Re: Tony La Russa charged with DUI in South Florida

    As part of plea deal, La Russa gets probation, fine, community service

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3131475

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