KSDK -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to a recently released police report.
Freese was stopped for a traffic violation at the intersection of Lindbergh and Page in Maryland Heights around 2:40 a.m. Saturday. He was given a field sobriety test and then arrested.
Freese told the officer he drank seven beers and was headed from downtown St. Louis to his Wildwood home.
His blood alcohol was 0.232. The legal driving limit is 0.08.
Freese, a graduate of Lafayette High School, is scheduled to appear in court on February 4, 2010. All Cardinal players are due to report to Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida on February 23.
This is the fourth drunk driving incident involving a member of the Cardinals organization since 2007. Manager Tony LaRussa was arrested in Jupiter for DUI during Spring Training in 2007, Scott Spiezio was arrested and charged for a drunk driving accident in February 2008 in California. And relief pitcher Josh Hancock died in April 2007 after slamming his SUV into a tow truck on Interstate 64.