Report: The King is in trouble

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leyrtizmugshot.jpg Jim Leyritz was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular homicide early Friday morning. Miami’s Local 10 has more:

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, a fan favorite when he played in the Bronx, currently works for MLB.com. Things do not look good for the King right now.

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  • E-ROC

    Yeah, it’s really not looking good for him. I don’t understand why people continue to get behind the wheel when they have been drinking. Take a damn taxi.

  • MikeD

    Sad situation. He was always one of my favorites, shame it seems he is such a moron.

  • Steve S

    However, hell somehow spend less time in prison than Michael Vick…that makes sense

    • usty

      No kidding. Leonard Little already proves that point. Our justice system is ridiculous.

      (For those who don’t know what I’m talking about: Wikipedia: After a drunken birthday in 1998, Little crashed into and killed another motorist, Susan Gutweiler in St. Louis, MO. When tested, his blood alcohol level measured 0.19 percent, a level that exceeds the statutory level of intoxication of 0.08 in the state of Missouri.[1] Little received 90 days in jail, four years probation and 1000 hours of community service.[2]

      Six years later, Little was again arrested for drunk driving and speeding.[3] The probable cause statement filed by police said Little had bloodshot and watery eyes, smelled of alcohol and failed three sobriety tests. [4] Because of Little’s 1999 guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter in a drunken-driving crash prosecutors charged him as a persistent offender, making the case a felony.[5] Little was acquitted of driving while intoxicated, but was convicted only of the misdemeanor speeding charge.[6])

  • usty

    Oh yeah, Leonard Little is a Defensive End with the Rams. He killed a person and spent less time in jail than Vick.

  • TurnTwo

    just a side note, but Michael Kay’s list of radio guests is practically down to nothing… MMD already took Girardi, then Heyman… unless Leyritz wants to use his one phone call for Kay instead of his attorney.

    • BigBrother

      haha, that was F’d up.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A,

    “35% of accidents are cause by pixilated, the other 65% are not alcohol related. What does this tell us about the drunk drivers, they seem to have a better record than the sober team”

    I quote Fat Mike.

    • Nefarious Jackson

      Fat mike sounds like an asshole

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Oh, he is.

        • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

          Fat Mike? The lead singer of NOFX?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Yeah.

  • mooks

    This is shamefull.

    He killed an innocent woman.

    If he was drunk when he killed her, he should do hard time.

  • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

    If he is found guilty, I don’t know how long he would be sentenced for because he denied a breathalizer test (sounds pretty guilty to me).

    Just my opinion, I think small and moderately sized cities should use tax money to offer free taxi services (i.e. “the drunk bus” that some colleges offer). Now, to pay for it, i’m sure we could cut some unnecessary pork spending, which we have plenty of. Or, bars could get a tax break for implementing their own system of hiring personal drivers. You could even tax alcohol companies a bit more. Additionally, using tax money to prevent these accidents would cost less than the tax money we use for police, accident cleanup, filing charges, lawyer and court costs.

    I hear up in the Rochester area near the Genny/Genesee brewery, there’s a strip of bars all in the same section where this isn’t any parking, everything is close walking distance. This helps to encourage public transportation, walking, and discourages drunk driving.

    None of these are end all solutions, but it should help decrease DWIs and the fatalities caused by them.

    New Amsterdam has it right – between the public transportation, people riding bikes everywhere, and their free bicycle program where they leave public bikes all over the place for use.

    Don’t mean to go off topic here, but I don’t think enough has been done to deter DWIs. These innocent victims deserve justice and change in their name.

    • http://riveravenuewatch.blogspot.com Mike NYY

      Great comment

    • Relaunch

      Although I think your idea means well and would be great if it happened, I unfortunately don’t think its realistic. I can’t see taxpayers, politicians tring to increase taxes for this.

      It would be something good though if it happend.

      Leyritz should do hard time for this if found guilty.

      • It’sMeSNITCHES!!!

        Right. Just putting it out there. It would never happen. The gov’t has bigger things to worry about and I quote Ned Flanders, “Monogamous gays and stem cells!”

  • inman

    got busted for dwi 10 yrs ago before i thought about the consequences- fortunately no one got hurt. im thankful every day for that. i still drink- just dont drive

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Not to be a pessimist but how long have people been killed by drunk drivers? How many PSA’s, posters and whatnot have been drilled into the public’s mind? But yet there are still idiots who drink and drive. I am actually a non-drinker so I come in handy when out with friends as a built in dd…I just don’t get it…its been good that we resigned everyone but aside from that this offseason as utterly sucked for the Yankee uniform…

  • Relaunch

    They are saying Leyritz knew the girl he killed

    http://www.pagesix.com/story/e.....his+victim

  • Big Stein

    Leyritz always was an arrogant bastard who thought he was hot shit. Let him rot like every other drunken loser.

  • http://RiverAve.Blues Joseph M

    This is nothing short of a tragedy for all concerned. Leyritz life is now ruined, his family and the family of the woman killed will be haunted by this for the rest of their live’s. Tragedy.

  • Beau

    I personally think if you make a premeditated decision to do something, like drink and drive, you should be subject to penalty. However, it is a touchy issue. I think many of us are guilty of driving over the legal limit when going out. People make bad decisions everyday, that don’t result in someone dying. It is truly a tragedy that her family will suffer from for a long time, but is also something Leyritz will never forget everyday of his life. My cousin was killed on September 11 of 2001, coming back from a prayer vigil for the victims of 9/11. The driver that caused the accident was coming back from a cancelled concert doped up on everything in the world. He had many prior offenses for drug related incidents. Due to the fact he was 17 he spent little time in prison and was released. A couple months later he was involved in an armed robbery at an elder woman’s house an finally sentenced to time without paroll. This is what I think is the problem with the justice system. Drinking and driving is serious, but should someone do hard time if they make that decision after a party and it results in a fatality? I really don’t know. There should be punishment, but the pain of knowing you killed someone is a daily punishment I would never want to deal with.

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