A successful weekend on the diamond ended with some bad news for No. 1 Florida Gators baseball as senior outfielder Bryson Smith was arrested late Sunday night and charged with driving under the influence, according to the Gainesville Police Department’s arrest report.
Smith, who was picked up at 11:50 p.m. after an officer observed him taking wide turns and drifting on the road, failed field sobriety tests but refused a breathalyzer test, according to The Gainesville Sun, which first reported the story.
Officer Jesse Bostick responded to the scene and conducted field sobriety exercises, during which Smith appeared to be swaying while standing and had bloodshot and glassy eyes, according to the report.
A bench player who is hitting .345 with five RBI in 14 games this season, Smith was booked at 1:16 a.m. and will be charged with Florida statute 316.193.1.
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