Curtis Leskanic, 43, former pitcher for the Colorado Rockies was recently found slumped behind the wheel of his black ford pickup truck in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He now faces DWAI/DUI charges after being found with a blood alcohol content four times over the legal limit. Leskanic currently resides in Longwood, though throughout his career has played for a number of different teams. The former Rockies relief pitcher was found to be dangerously intoxicated behind the wheel.
Florida law enforcement received reports of the truck driving in an odd manner down a busy Alamonte Springs street at approximately 8 p.m. When the responding units arrived, the truck was stopped, blocking traffic in a middle lane. Asleep at the drivers seat was the former pitcher, his five year old daughter unrestrained in the seat next to him. According to the police reports, his truck was witnessed to have been “swerving all over the road”. Traffic had been swerving to avoid him and had come to a standstill behind the vehicle.
You might recall that Leskanic pitched seven seasons for the Rockies as a relief pitcher in the early 1990s. His career lasted 11 seasons, with the Rockies, the Brewers, the Royals and also the Red Sox. If you are a baseball fan, you may remember him as the one triumphantly holding the 2004 World Series trophy in many photos of the parade footage. Leskanic was working as an assistant coach for the Lake Mary High School. His son also plays for that team.
In the police report, officers on the scene indicated that he had watery, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. He had apparently picked up his daughter from a practice of some sort but could not remember where and when asked for his driver’s license, instead presented his Major League Baseball scout identification card. He was reported to have extreme difficulty following directions and could not touch his nose when asked to do so during the tests. Upon arrest, Leskanic had to be hospitalized, and was swearing at officers and also acting very hostile.
Leskanic then failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested, charged with drunk driving as well as child neglect without harm. When they arrived at the Seminole County jail, his blood alcohol content measured at around .331, and that is four times the legal limit for the state of Florida. He posted a $2,050 bond and was then released.
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