Former Marlins Player Arrested for DUI: Officials

Kurt Abbott, who is now a deputy with the Martin County Sheriff's Office, was put on paid administrative leave, officials said

Wednesday, May 30, 2012  |  Updated 11:14 AM EDT
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A former Marlins player turned deputy was arrested for DUI, officials said.

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A former Marlins player turned deputy was arrested on DUI charges Saturday, officials said.

Kurt Abbott, who played for the Marlins when they won the 1997 World Series, is on paid administrative leave as a deputy with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office after he was charged with a DUI, TC Palm reported.

Officials said Abbott was driving over the speed limit and drifting from his lane when he was pulled over around 3 a.m. According to the arrest affidavit, the officer said Abbott smelled like alcohol and was slurring his speech.

The report said Abbott was cursing and yelling and refused to take a breath test.

He was released from jail on $500 bail Saturday. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney.

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