ATLANTA – Braves outfielder Marcel Ozuna has agreed to a plea deal after being arrested for DUI in 2022.
Ozuna did not appeal and paid the $1,000 fine, according to Norcross, Georgia court records.
Ozuna was arrested by Norcross Police Department officers on the Atlanta subway on August 19, 2022 and imprisoned in the Gwinnett County Jail. He was charged with DUI and lane keeping violations and released on $1,830 bail.
According to the incident report, the arresting officers reached speeds of nearly 90 miles per hour to catch up to Ozuna on a road with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour. However, Ozuna was not charged with speeding.
“I let the team down,” Ozuna told reporters in August 2022. “I let my family down. I have nothing more to say. This is a legal matter,” he said.
When Ozuna struggled at bat earlier this season, Ozuna’s legal troubles added to the reaction of Atlanta fans. Ozuna, who started as the designated hitter in Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, is frequently booed by home fans.
Ozuna entered Tuesday night’s game, batting just .146 but has enjoyed a recent surge in power, hitting six homers, including four in his last five games.