|Saturday, January 4
Updated: March 13, 5:54 PM ET
Daulton refused to take breath alcohol test
TAMPA, Fla. -- Former major league catcher Darren Daulton was arrested on charges of driving under the influence when he refused a breath alcohol test, police said Saturday.
Daulton was arrested Friday night when he was stopped by officers in his 2003 Mercedes Benz, said Tampa police spokeswoman Katie Hughes. He was arrested with a female passenger but she was not charged, Hughes said.
He was charged with DUI, refusing the breath alcohol test and driving with a suspended license. He was released from Hillsborough County Jail Saturday morning on $1,000 bail.
Daulton has a home in Belleair, about 20 miles west of Tampa, jail records show. There was no telephone listing for Daulton in Belleair and it could not be immediately determined if he had a lawyer.
A three-time All-Star, Daulton spent 14 years in the majors, 13½ with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was traded to Florida midway through the 1997 season and won the World Series with the Marlins that year. He made one other World Series appearance, with the Phillies in a 1993 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Daulton hit .245 in his career with 137 home runs and 588 RBI. He served as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' bullpen coach in 2001.