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Chasen Bradford Busted for DUI After Graduating from Police Academy

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Chase Bradford was arrested in Nevada for allegedly driving under the influence following his graduation from the Henderson Police Academy.

Chasen Bradford is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, and High Point Rockers during his sports career. Shortly after retiring in September 2022, Bradford was hired as a probationary police officer with the Henderson Police Department while he attended the Henderson Police Academy. On March 21, Bradford and the rest of his class graduated from the Academy.

According to reports, around 10:30 PM the following evening, someone saw a vehicle they believed was being driven erratically and they notified the authorities. The caller reportedly said she saw a gray truck weaving on the road, striking the medians and occasionally having its tires on the curb. A nearby on-duty officer saw a vehicle that was believed to be the one the woman called about, and he pulled over the driver.

The officer identified the 34-year-old as Bradford, and it was believed that he was intoxicated. He was asked to take a roadside sobriety test, and his performance reportedly supported the assertion. When asked if he had been drinking, he allegedly first said he only had two beers earlier in the evening, but later said he had several more throughout the day.

Bradford was taken to the Henderson Detention Center on suspicion of one count of misdemeanor DUI. According to reports, he took additional breathalyzer tests upon arrival, and they reportedly recorded a blood-alcohol level of .094 and .098 successively. A hearing regarding the charge has been scheduled for April 22.

According to reports, because of the incident, Bradford was relieved from his employment at the Henderson Police Department the day after his arrest.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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