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Jim Leyritz Placed Behind Bars for Drinking Alcohol

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IFebruary 16, 2009

(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

Jim Leyritz is at it again. He was arrested and put in jail on Friday for violating his pretrial release on a DUI manslaughter charge. He apparently has this device in his car that he needs to blow in before starting it. The device was installed in his car in April 2008, and it shows that he consumed alcohol four times since it was installed.

Leyritz is scheduled to be on trial on May 25th. If he’s convicted guilty..he could spend up to 15 years in jail.

Things just keep on getting worse for The King….

“So he believed at that point, because he now had a machine in his car, it was OK to drink, but that he’s just not going to be able to drink and drive because the car is going to turn off,” Bogenschutz said.

“He really shouldn’t be held responsible,” Bogenschutz said. “It’s a little disturbing.”

“That assumption was incorrect,” Ishoy said Friday. “It is the state’s position that Mr. Leyritz was to remain on pretrial release and not consume alcohol.”

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