Bradley was with Indians at time

Updated: December 15, 2004, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley began serving a three-day jail sentence on Wednesday for driving away while being issued a speeding ticket more than a year ago.

Milton Bradley
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2004 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R SB AVG
141 19 67 72 15 .267

Bradley's appeals in the case were exhausted last week when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the trial judge did not unfairly sentence him. He also argued that the offense did not merit jail time and would hurt him professionally.

Bradley, 26, was a member of the Cleveland Indians when he was charged with driving 52 mph in a 25-mph zone when he was arrested Aug. 30 last year in northeast Ohio.

Police said Bradley was issued a speeding ticket but would not sign it, rolled up his window and drove away.

Bradley pleaded guilty this year to a charge of obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to the jail time, 40 hours' community service and a $250 fine.

His lawyer, Scott Dean, did not immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

The outfielder faces a Feb. 22 trial in Barberton Municipal Court on a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct stemming from a Nov. 25 arrest for interfering with someone else's traffic stop. If convicted, he could receive 30 days in jail or a $250 fine.

Bradley, known to have a quick temper, was suspended for five games in late September by the commissioner's office for slamming a plastic bottle into the front row at Dodger Stadium after a fan threw it onto the field.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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