James Loney as a Dodger. Photo by: Stacie Wheeler

James Loney Avoids Criminal Charges After Crashing Maserati Last November


The Los Angeles city attorney’s office cited that there was insufficient evidence to charge Dodgers first baseman James Loney with any crime in the events surrounding his Maserati accident. Loney was arrested for suspicion of DUI last November 14th after sideswiping several cars on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks and acting bizarrely afterwards. He was tested for alcohol and drugs, and all tests came back negative.

Loney has maintained that he is innocent, and in a December 9th interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com he said:

“I just want to make it clear that I would never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I was just in an accident.”

You can read more about the events of the accident in our post including the strange behavior Loney exhibited after he allegedly hit his head after the first impact in the string of car crashes involving his 2009 Maserati.

Last month James Loney avoided arbitration with the Dodgers after agreeing to a one-year $6.375 contract. Loney will become a free agent in 2013.

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