Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 11 in Los Angeles on a charge of felony drunken driving stemming from a traffic accident that injured a woman, police said.
Drysdale, 54, was arrested Monday night about 8:30 p.m. (PST) after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle. Drysdale, who was alone in his car, was making a left turn, police officer Tom Ohmer said.
A breath test after the accident showed Drysdale, an announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, had a blood-alcohol level of .19, more than twice the legal limit of .08, Ohmer said.
The 24-year-old woman driving the other car suffered bruises and abrasions and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, Ohmer said. Drysdale was booked and posted $5,000 bail a few hours later, police said.
Drysdale pitched for the Dodgers from 1956 until 1969. Before joining the Dodgers' announcing team in 1988, he worked for ABC-TV. . . .
A decision on whether charges will be filed against Southern California quarterback Todd Marinovich will be made within the next couple of days, a spokesman for the Orange County (Calif.) district attorney's office said.
Marinovich was arrested Sunday for investigation of possession of cocaine, police said.
Carl Ambrust of the district attorney's office said Marinovich will be treated like anybody else.
"If he had more than a gram of cocaine, he'll be charged with a felony," Ambrust said. "If it was less, he'll be charged with a misdemeanor. If it's right at a gram, we'll have to decide." . . .
An April 8 trial date has been set for Howard Spira, charged with trying to extort money from New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton scheduled the trial after a hearing in New York at which Spira's lawyer unsuccessfully tried to suppress certain prosecution evidence.