San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin arrested for DUI

San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin's booking photo. (Scottsdale Police Department)

Newly-acquired San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin was arrested on a DUI charge in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, according to booking information from the Scottsdale Police Department.

Maybin, 31, was arrested near 5401 North Scottsdale Road for being “impaired to the slightest degree,” with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more at 2:43 a.m. He was driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone in his gray Range Rover, and when stopped registered a .142% blood alcohol content, according to a police report obtained by The Examiner. Maybin was arrested, his car was impounded, and he was eventually released at 4:49 a.m.

“We are aware and monitoring the situation,” said San Francisco Giants senior vice president of communications Staci Slaughter, via text to The Examiner.

The police report states that Maybin was pulled over at 2:25 a.m. for displaying “signs and symptoms of possible alcohol consumption/impairment.” He blew a .142 on the preliminary breath test (the legal limit os .08). After 16 minutes, he blew a .127. Five minutes later, he blew a .125. Blood was drawn for further testing.

Maybin told the officers that he had had five glasses of wine at Ocean 44, a seafood restaurant located less than a mile from where Maybin was pulled over. He had gone from Ocean 44 to a friend’s house, and told one of the officers that he had tried to sleep off the intoxication. He was headed to the Hilton Villas from the friend’s house at the time he was pulled over.

The report stated that Maybin’s speech was clear, and his face was of normal color, but his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and he smelled of liquor. Field sobriety tests were performed, and he exhibited further signs of intoxication. After exhibiting three out of four clues on the one-leg stand test, the officer asked Maybin how big the glasses of wine were. His response was that they were pretty big.

Maybin was booked, cited and released. He has a court date set for Scottsdale City Court on April 2, 2019, at 8 a.m. The Giants will be playing in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. that night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Maybin, signed to a minor-league contract on Feb. 18 to add a veteran presence to a very young outfield mix, is with the Giants in spring training camp as a non-roster invitee. He was 0-for-16 in spring training after a major swing overhaul this offseason, before getting two hits on Monday.

The past five days have not been good for the club. On Friday — the day Maybin was arrested — president, CEO and managing general partner Larry Baer was caught on tape in a public altercation with his wife in Hayes Valley, where he appeared to knock her out of a chair and onto the ground, as she screamed. On Monday, Baer took a leave of absence (it’s unclear whether it was the Giants board who asked him to request it, or he requested it on his own) from the team, leaving the day-to-day operations to a council of club executives.

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