Thursday, April 25, 2013

Yankees top prospect Mason Williams arrested for DUI in Tampa

Mason Williams, widely considered the New York Yankees top prospect in their minor league system, was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Tampa, reports The New York Daily News.

Williams, an outfielder for the Yankees' Class-A Tampa affiliate, was pulled over "in the area of Armenia and Kennedy" of Tampa, according to the arrest report. His 2012 Range Rover was observed by police "weaving in the lane at [approximately] 50-53 mph in a posted 40 mph zone."

Upon pulling Williams over at 2:45 a.m., the arresting officer said the 21-year-old "displayed clues of impairment." A field sobriety test was performed and Williams, according to the report, displayed "additional clues of impairment and the defendant was arrested.

At Central Booking, Williams submitted to a Breathalyzer test and twice blew below Florida's legal limit of .08, blowing a .067 and .062, according to police.

Police said Williams was booked in at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office "without incident."

The Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman confirmed that Williams had been booked but declined to comment on the arrest.

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