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Cardinals’ Tony La Russa arrested on DUI charge

The St. Louis manager was found asleep at the wheel in Jupiter Florida.

JUPITER — Police arrested St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, after he was found sleeping at a green light in his Ford SUV about midnight today at Frederick Small Boulevard and Military Trail.

Police grew suspicious when the SUV was stopped at a light that went through two cycles of green and a driver behind it had to go around, police said.

Police found La Russa slumped over in the driver’s seat of the running SUV, which was in drive. La Russa had his foot on the brake and did not respond to knocks on the window, police said. He finally woke up and parked the car.

Police said they noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath, and a field sobriety test was conducted.

La Russa was sent to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he provided breath samples, which measured at a .093 blood alcohol level, police said.

Memo to Tony- Get a cab next time.

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