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Twin Brother of Jose Conseco Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Broward County

According to Broward DUI attorney William Moore, Ozzie Conseco is the identical twin brother of Jose Conseco, the former Major League Baseball Player. Ozzie also participated in professional baseball, playing in 24 games in with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland A’s in the early 1990s. He has also played in Japan and in other leagues in the United States. Ozzie was selected by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 1983 draft. His brother Jose hit more than 400 career home runs while playing in the major leagues, notes sports buff and Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William Moore.

Ozzie was recently arrested in Florida for DUI, according to media reports. His BAC was reportedly between 0.108 and 0.109. Initial news reports make no mention of a crash associated with the DUI arrest, notes Broward DUI Lawyer William Moore.

Ozzie Conseco has been previously arrested in Florida twice before, although never previously for drivind under the influence. In 2003, police pulled him over due to “bad tints” (windows tinted darker than the law allows) and determined that he was driving with a suspended license. When law enforcement officials searched his car, they found an illegal steroid, along with a syringe. Ozzie spent four months in jail as a result of the incident.

On the night of Halloween in 2001, Jose and Ozzie Conseco were both arrested following an incident in Fort Lauderdale Beach. The pair got into a fight with tourists visiting the area from California. The dispute turned physical. The tourists suffered injuries as a result of the fight: one required numerous stitches on his lip, while the other had a broken nose. Both of the Conseco twins pleaded guilty to felony aggravated battery charges, although neither was required to spend any time in jail. Ozzie Conseco was sentenced to 18 months of probation, anger management classes, and 200 hours of community service.

First DUIs in the state of Florida, where the defendant is convicted after a trial or pleads guilty, do not usually result in time in jail, although there are exceptions. Aggravating circumstances, DUI arrests in other states, injuries, accidents, and the like can result in harsher sentencing in some instances.

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