FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Former New York Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence
and killing another driver after his vehicle crashed into hers.
A Fort Lauderdale police spokesman says Leyritz, who turned 44
yesterday, faces charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI property
Leyritz has been released from the Broward County jail after
posting $11,000 bond.
The accident occurred early this morning in the city's
entertainment district. Police say Leyritz was driving a 2006 Ford
Expedition when he collided with a 30-year-old woman driving a 2000
The woman was ejected from her car and taken to Broward General
Medical Center, where she died. Witnesses told police Leyritz had a red light.
Leyritz played 11 big league seasons for six teams. He's best
known for his three-run homer in Game 4 of the 1996 World Series.
He last played in the majors in 2000.
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