Yanks' Chamberlain held for DUI, speeding; formal charges due Monday

Updated: October 20, 2008, 8:19 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LINCOLN, Neb. -- New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

Chamberlain

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Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deborah Collins said Chamberlain was stopped for speeding on U.S. 77 near his hometown of Lincoln at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Collins said Chamberlain was taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox in Lincoln, which she said is the normal protocol.

Chamberlain was lodged at the center on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and speeding.

Collins said the county attorney likely would file formal charges Monday.

An e-mail sent to Chamberlain's agent Saturday was not immediately returned.

When reached by the New York Daily News, the Yankees declined comment.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.