Loaiza faces drunken driving, speeding charges

Updated: June 15, 2006, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics pitcher Esteban Loaiza faced drunken driving and speeding charges after exceeding 120 mph on a freeway in his Ferrari, prosecutors said Thursday.

Loaiza, 34, was jailed early Wednesday after he failed a sobriety test near San Lorenzo, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Wright. He was released from jail later that day.

The Alameda County district attorney's office said it decided Thursday to press misdemeanor drunken driving and excessive speed charges ...

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