Well this really sucks, but Jim Leyritz is being held in a Ft. Lauderdale jail today after he was involved in a two-car automobile accident late last night that killed someone.
In the collision, Leyritz’s vehicle “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.”
In the aftermath of the crash, the former Yankees 1996 World Series hero was “arrested on suspicion of DUI because he refused a Breathalyzer test, police said.”
Let’s hope his ‘96 World Series homer remains the hit he’ll always be known for.
UPDATE: THE SMOKING GUN has more details (”Leyritz failed several roadside sobriety tests and smelled of booze, had red, watery eyes, and a flushed face. He declined to take a Breathalyzer test or provide a blood sample, though blood was later drawn from him despite his refusal (investigators are waiting to learn what his blood alcohol content was at the time of the accident.”)