LPGA's Rarick faces drunken driving, other charges

Updated: June 1, 2006, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

CORNING, N.Y. -- Cindy Rarick, who has won more than $2 million in her career on the LPGA Tour, was charged with driving while intoxicated during the Corning Classic.

Police Lt. Jeffrey Spaulding said Rarick, winner of the 1987 Corning Classic, was arrested downtown late Saturday. Spaulding said a plainclothes officer noticed that Rarick was driving without headlights and not wearing a seat belt just after 11 p.m. She was arrested 10 minutes later.

Spaulding said a uniformed officer stopped Rarick's car and performed field sobriety tests that indicated she was intoxicated.

The 47-year-old Rarick was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent, refusal to submit to a breath test, operating without headlights and driving without a seat belt.

Spaulding said officers took Rarick to the Corning Police Department and later released her. She is scheduled to appear in Corning City Court on June 22.

Rarick, a native of Glenwood, Minn., lives in Tucson, Ariz. She joined the LPGA tour in 1985 and has won five tournaments. Her last victory came at the 1991 Northgate Computer Classic.

In this year's Corning Classic, which finished on Sunday, Rarick missed the cut after shooting consecutive rounds of 74 on Thursday and Friday.


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