Braves’ Marcell Ozuna reportedly pleads no plea to DUI charges after arrest

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outfielder Marcell Ozuna pleaded no contest to driving under the influence stemming from his arrest last fall. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ozuna will have to pay a fine of one thousand dollars.

Ozuna was arrested in August, making it his second arrest in less than 15 months. The arresting officer in this case reportedly had to reach speeds of approximately 90 mph in a 35 mph zone to reach Ozuna before making an early arrest on August 19, . DUI and failure to maintain lane. He was released on bond.

“Disappointed my team, disappointed my family,” Ozuna said via the Journal-Constitution at the time. “Nothing more to say. This is a legal matter.”

Marcel Ozuna was arrested on DUI charges last fall, a little over a year after his domestic violence arrest. (Megan Briggs / Getty Images)

Ozuna was arrested in May 2021 for aggravated assault by strangulation and misdemeanor battery-for charges of family violence. In that incident he was allegedly seen by the police grabbing a woman by her neck and throwing her against a wall. Major League Baseball suspended him for 20 as a result, and he received six months' probation and entered a diversion program.

Ozuna, 32, is hitting .146 so far this season and has six home runs and nine RBIs. He is in the third year of a four-year, $65 million deal with the Braves. Atlanta has a 24-11 record so far this season and has won 10 of its last 13 games heading into a two- homestand against the Boston Red Sox that begins on Tuesday.

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