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Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker arrested, charged with DUI in Florida: Sheriff’s Office

Toronto Blue Jays’ pitching coach Pete Walker, centre, talks with pitchers during a spring training workout, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Dunedin, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Toronto Blue Jays’ pitching coach Pete Walker was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Florida on Friday.

A copy of the affidavit from the Pinella’s County Sheriff’s Office, obtained by Global News, shows that Walker was arrested just after 12 a.m. on Friday.

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The document alleges Walker was clocked by radar driving 82 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The affidavit said officers made contact with the Walker, who allegedly “showed signs of impairment,” had a “strong odour of alcoholic beverage” coming from his breath and had “glassy eyes.”

According to the affidavit, Walker “later admitted to drinking four beers at a bar/eating facility.”

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The Sheriff’s Office told Global News that Walker has been released.

Global News reached out to the Toronto Blue Jays for comment but did not immediately hear back.

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