Harrisburg Senators outfielder arrested

Harrisburg Senators outfielder Archie Gilbert was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Thursday morning in nearby Lower Allen Township, Pa., according to multiple local media reports. The Senators, the Nationals’ Class AA affiliate, had clinched a playoff berth Wednesday night and, according to reports, celebrated with champagne and beer afterward.

Doug Harris, the Nationals’s farm director, declined to comment on the situation, citing legal concerns. Gilbert was not at Metro Bank Park on Thursday, where Stephen Strasburg was scheduled to make his sixth rehabilitation start that night.

In a statement, the Nationals said: “The Washington Nationals are aware of the arrest of Harrisburg Senator outfielder Archie Gilbert earlier this morning. We have since talked to Gilbert, but will have no further comment due to the pending legal process at hand.”

Gilbert, 28, reportedly drove through a closed section of an active construction site in his Range Rover SUV at about 2 a.m. Thursday, possibly jeopardizing the safety of multiple construction workers.

He was arrested and charged with DUI and nine counts of reckless endangerment and was later released on $500 bail.

Dave Sheinin has been covering baseball and writing features and enterprise stories for The Washington Post since 1999.
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