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Atlanta Braves player Marcell Ozuna is charged with DUI

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Outfielder Marcell Ozuna for the Braves was detained early on Friday and accused with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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Before the matchup with the Houston Astros, Ozuna spoke to the media for 18 seconds. He gave a statement but refused to answer any queries.

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I let my team down," he admitted. "I let my family down. I don't have anything to say more. It's a legal matter."

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Ozuna has been arrested twice in as many years. On May 29, 2021, he was detained on suspicion of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police claimed to have seen him assault his wife.

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At before 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Ozuna was taken into custody by a Norcross Police officer in metro Atlanta and lodged in the Gwinnett County jail.

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He was released on a $1,830 bond after being charged with DUI and failing to maintain lane.

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According to manager Brian Snitker, Ozuna's absence from the starting lineup on Friday marked the sixth straight game he has missed because of subpar play.