FORT PIERCE— Former Florida Marlins Pro Baseball Star, Miguel Cabrera was ordered to serve six months of probation and pay a $500 fine after pleading no contest to DUI charges.
The current Detroit Tigers’ first baseman was also ordered to pay $1,436 in court costs, attend DUI school, perform 50 hours of community service, and if that wasn’t enough, his driver’s license will be suspended for six months.
Cabrera is expected to rejoin the Tigers in February for spring training in Lakeland.
The incident dates back to Feb. 16 when Cabrera was arrested for DUI charges in St. Lucie County. He also incurred two misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer without violence and a citation for open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
Prosecutors had already dropped one count of resisting an officer without violence, and the other was dropped as part of a negotiated plea.
Cabrera, he said, wanted the case “behind him,” said his lawyer Michael Kessler.
“For that reason, and for that reason only, Miguel Cabrera asked me to settle this case (Thursday),” said Kessler.
This is Cabrera’s first DUI charge.
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