Braves SS Rafael Furcal was arrested on drunken driving charges yesterday, his second DUI arrest in four years and a potential distraction to a team trying to wrap up its 13th straight division title.
Furcal wasn't in the lineup for last night's game against Montreal. Manager Bobby Cox said his leadoff hitter might play today. Furcal, who was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and reckless driving, arrived at Turner Field about 11/2 hours before the game.
Furcal was taken to the city jail after being arrested before dawn on Interstate 85, according to a police report. He was clocked at 88 mph in a 55 mph zone. He paid a $3,200 bond in cash, but was transferred to the suburban Cobb County jail for a probation violation stemming from his June 2000 arrest on similar charges.
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-- From News Services