Papers released in Miguel Cabrera case

Updated: April 19, 2011, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Prosecutors in Florida on Tuesday released documents related to Miguel Cabrera's drunken-driving case in which witnesses describe seeing a dark-colored SUV driving on the wrong side of the road the night the slugger was arrested.

The Detroit first baseman has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors. He was arrested Feb. 16 in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

According to the report released by prosecutors, drivers Edward McCarthy and Mark Thomas said they saw an SUV traveling the same direction as their trucks. The SUV, while in the passing lane, started moving back to the right, forcing Thomas to move his tractor trailer onto the road's grass shoulder.

Later, when the road narrowed from four lanes to two, the SUV kept heading west in the eastbound lane. The report said at one point, an oncoming car had to veer "totally off the roadway onto the grass shoulder in order not to hit the sport utility vehicle head on."

The witnesses did not see the driver of the SUV.

Attorney Michael Kessler is representing Cabrera. His office said he has no comment.


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