Jim Leyritz, Facing DUI Manslaughter, Finds More Criminal Trouble

Broward DUI Lawyer William Moore has discussed the DUI Manslaughter case of former professional baseball player Jim Leyritz on this blog previously. Leyritz is a well-known ex-catcher and infielder who got a number of key hits during his 10 year career, which was spent largely with the New York Yankees, but also included stints with the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox, the Anaheim Angels, and the Texas Rangers. On December 28, 2007, Leyritz was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after his involvement in an early morning Broward County accident at a stop light. Law enforcement officers obtained two blood samples from Leyritz, which put his blood alcohol concentration at 0.14 and 0.13 percent. The samples were taken two and a half and three and a half hours following the accident, respectively, Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore has learned. The driver of the other vehicle was killed. Police have also determined that her BAC was 0.18 at the time of the accident and the media has reported that her cell phone records indicate that she was texting and driving at the same time. Leyritz was ultimately charged with DUI Manslaughter for her death and is scheduled to go to trial in September.
Now, Broward DUI attorney William Moore has discovered that Leyritz is apparently in additional legal trouble. Leyritz, who is 45 years old, has been free on pretrial release. He was arrested in Davie, where he resides, on July 2. The arrest was for domestic battery against his former wife, with whom he and his three children share a home. Police reported that Leyritz’s ex-wife gave at least two versions of events, stating that they argued over child support when he hit her in the face and shoved her to the ground. Later, she said that Leyritz pulled her out of bed and pushed her into a wall. The couple’s children were sleeping at the time of the incident. He is being held without bail after a judge ruled that the arrest violated the terms of his pretrial release, although Leyritz told law enforcement officers that his ex-wife was intoxicated and that her injuries were self-inflicted, as part of a scheme to punish him for his attempt to get her out of their home.


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