Former Anaheim Angel Adam Kennedy was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from his January arrest in Newport Beach.
Adam Kennedy, 35, now with the Seattle Mariners, was arrested Jan. 26 on suspicion of DUI after being pulled over on the northbound Corona del Mar (73) Freeway near MacArthur Boulevard, booked and then released from jail several hours later.
Former Angels’ second baseman Adam Kennedy.
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The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has charged him with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol and another misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or more.
Kennedy is scheduled to be arraigned June 21. If convicted, he faces a sentence of probation to six months in jail.
Baseball columnist Larry Stone of the Seattle Times spoke with Kennedy the day after the incident.
"I want to let you know this is not the typical character of me," Kennedy told him. "It’s something I’m really ashamed of and not proud to bring to the Seattle Mariners, especially not having put on the uniform. It’s my first legal trouble, something I’m definitely not looking to ever do again."
Kennedy told Stone he was out to dinner with friends that night and was pulled over for speeding afterward. He was asked to take a breath test and came up "a little above the limit." Kennedy was pulled over around 9 p.m. Jan. 26.
Kennedy had signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners earlier in January.
"Regrettable is an understatement," Kennedy told the Seattle Times.
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