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Atlanta Braves Marcell Ozuna facing DUI charges

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Jul 14, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna (20) in the dugout before the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna is facing a DUI charge after an early morning arrest Friday, multiple outlets reported.

Records show Ozuna, 31, was booked into Gwinnett County Jail at 4:39 a.m. ET and later released on bond.

CBS 46 in Atlanta said police in Norcross, Ga., arrested Ozuna on suspicion of driving under the influence and failure to maintain his lane.

Ozuna did not play in the Braves’ 3-2 home win against the New York Mets on Thursday night.

The two-time All-Star is batting .214 with 20 homers, 46 RBIs and 107 strikeouts in 107 games this season.

This is Ozuna’s second brush with the law in 15 months. He was arrested on assault and battery charges in May 2021 after police reportedly saw him grab his wife by the neck.

He did not play the rest of the season for the Braves, who went on to win the World Series.

In September, Ozauna agreed to a pretrial resolution that included six months of supervision and a 24-week family violence intervention program.

In November, Major League Baseball gave him a retroactive, unpaid suspension of 20 games for violating its joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.

Ozuna is a career .268 hitter with 193 homers and 666 RBIs in 1,146 games with the Miami Marlins (2013-17), St. Louis Cardinals (2018-19) and Braves. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, he led the National League with 18 homers and 56 RBIs.

–Field Level Media