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Pitcher Scott Olsen arrested on DUI and other charges

 Florida Marlins pitcher Scott Olsen was arrested in Miami on DUI charges, resisting arrest and fleeing the police.

Pitcher Scott Olsen arrested on DUI and other charges Scott Olsen, the pitcher of Florida Marines, was arrested on Saturday after refusing to pull over and getting into a fight with police officers. Olsen was booked in Dade county jail on the charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding police officer. He was released late today on $11,000 bond.

 According to the police, Olsen was clocked doing 48mph in a 35mph zone around 3:40 am and when the police officer attempted to pull the 23-year-old Olsen, he continued driving for another mile, running a stop sign, and stopping in front of his home in suburban Miami. Scott Olsen then got out of his car and sat in a chair no his porch. When the police officer approached him, Olson start kicking the cop, and a stun gun had to be used to subdue the rowdy pitcher.

 This is the latest jewel in the escapades of Scott Olsen, who just got back on Friday after a two game suspension for a confrontation with teammate and fellow pitcher Sergio Mitre. And earlier  year, Olsen was fined an unspecified amount in June for making an obscene gesture toward fans in Milwaukee.

 "There's a legal process that has to be followed and we're going to take all the necessary precautions and steps and let the legal process pave the way. We're going to have to work on it, and that's all I really have to say," Olsen said in a statement Saturday before the game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Published on 07/21/2007

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