From World Series hero and likable dude to all of a sudden a reported vehicular manslaughter suspect. WPLG in Miami says Leyritz was arrested and is being held for possible vehicular homicide and suspicion of DUI.
Police said Jim Leyritz was behind the wheel of a Ford SUV that collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Southwest Seventh Avenue and Second Street in the Himmarshee area of downtown Fort Lauderdale.
The impact caused the other car to roll over and the female driver of that vehicle was ejected and she died after being taken to Broward General Medical Center, police said.
Leyritz was arrested on suspicion of DUI because he refused a Breathalyzer test, police said.
Great, worrying about getting a DUI while the driver of the car you crashed into got killed. I post this not to make crude jokes, but as a PSA; don’t make the mistakes Leonard Little did and Leyritz reportedly did. Make sure you’re not driving when you’re drunk. Sad, sad story.