Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker arrested, charged with DUI in

Sunday, March 27, 2022
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Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker was arrested for driving under the influence last night in Florida. He refused a breathalyzer test and failed several field sobriety tests‚ according to the arrest affidavit obtained by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Despite this‚ Walker continued to work as a pitching coach for the team after the arrest. He was released on $500 bond. After his arrest‚ Pete Walker addressed his situation with reporters and fans. He was arrested for speeding and driving under the influence near the Blue Jays' training complex on Wednesday morning. The incident took place around 12:45 a.m. and he was stopped by police for speeding. He was driving 82 mph in a 45-mph zone and displayed signs of impairment‚ according to reports. The arrest happened within 10 minutes of the team's complex. The arrest came as a shock to Blue Jays fans. During his eight-year tenure with the team‚ Walker pitched for the team. He was named the pitching coach in November 2012. He previously played for the Blue Jays from 2002-2006. He was also a former pitcher. In addition to being a pitching coach‚ he was a pitcher for the club. The arrest was unexpected and very unexpected. On Wednesday‚ the Blue Jays pitching coach addressed the arrest in front of the media. Manager Carlos Montoyo said that he would speak with the team about his case on Thursday. However‚ he would not say if Walker would face any punishment from the team. In fact‚ after his press conference‚ the team said that it would make a statement on the incident. The arrest was a shock to the team and the Blue Jays. During his eight-year tenure with the team‚ Walker also served as their pitching coach. But he did not have to suffer a public outcry in the wake of the arrest. After his arrest‚ he met with the media. He subsequently denied the charges and apologized for the incident. He was reportedly unable to work during the week of the incident. The arrest of Pete Walker has shocked the baseball world. In a video posted on social media‚ the Blue Jays pitching coach denied the charge and spoke to the media. During a press conference‚ he said he would discuss the incident. The affidavit cited in the arresting authorities revealed that Walker was driving at 82 mph in a 45-mph zone and displayed signs of impairment. Later Friday‚ he posted a $500 bond and was released. The incident has impacted the Blue Jays' pitching staff.

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The pitching coach worked as a pitcher for eight seasons before being hired as a coach in 2012. He has since been released on a $500 bond and is expected to remain with the team for the time being. The Toronto Blues are still gathering more information on the incident. The arrest occurred after midnight on Friday‚ and he has been speaking with the media. A tweet from the Blue Jays' press release indicates that the pitching coach has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Tampa. He was stopped for allegedly driving at 82 mph in a 45-mph zone and failed a field sobriety test. Ultimately‚ the arrest was the result of an alcohol-related DUI case‚ which landed him in jail. The incident has already caused concern for the Blue Jays. While the charges were dropped‚ the Blues did not immediately release the arrest affidavit. The Toronto Blues pitching coach was questioned about the incident on Friday. The team would not comment on whether it will discipline Walker in any way. But the affidavit released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office indicates that he has been released by police.