TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has pleaded no contest to driving under the influence.
Hillsborough County State Attorney spokesman Mark Cox said Pineda entered the plea Wednesday in a Tampa courtroom.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Dies After Being Shot In Line Of Duty In Harlem: 'True Heroes Never Die'
Pineda was arrested and charged with DUI in Tampa on Aug. 20 last year.
Police records said the arresting officer could “smell a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from (Pineda’s) breath, and his speech was slurred.” The pitcher’s blood-alcohol level was taken twice (.128 and .125), according to the New York Post.READ MORE: Overturning Of Mask Mandate In New York State Leads To Confusion On How To Proceed In School Districts
Cox said a judge ordered that Pineda serve 50 hours community service, up to one year of probation, attend DUI school and pay a $500 fine.
The 24-year-old Pineda missed all of 2012 with a shoulder injury, and he’s expected to be out until at least June of this year as he recovers.MORE NEWS: Sources: Man Shot In ER Waiting Area At Jacobi Medical Center
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