A minor league pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization and former player for the University of Virginia has been charged with driving under the influence, according to the Martin County, Florida Sheriff’s Office.


Police arrested 23-year-old Ryan Ouellette after he crashed his pickup truck into a guardrail.


The arrest affidavit says that Ouellette told the deputy who responded to the scene that his tire blew out, causing him to run off the road and collide with the guardrail. However, the deputy said Ouellette’s eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred.


According to the affidavit, Ouellette was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and was arrested.


Ouellette attended Martin County High School before going to college, where he played baseball at Indian River Community College and the University of Virginia. In 2006, he was drafted in round 13 of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Orioles.

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