Yankee Pitcher Joba Chamberlain Busted for DUI

By Garth O'Brien | November 9, 2008 
Filed Under Athlete DUI

Joba ChamberlainOctober 18, 2008 – Nebraska. Joba Chamberlain, New York Yankee pitcher, spent October 18th drinking and visiting a strip club. While enjoying the naked ladies dancing before his eyes a patron began heckling the Yankee pitcher. Chamberlain became angered hearing, “Too bad you didn’t play for the Red Sox.”

Chamberlain’s friends prevented him from pounding the patron, but they could not stop Chamberlain from leaving the club and driving away in his 750i BMW. However, the local police had no trouble stopping Chamberlain when they observed him speeding. During the traffic stop officers detected an odor of intoxicants and saw an open container of alcohol.

Chamberlain provided a breath sample measuring 0.134 which is well over Nebraska’s DUI legal limit of 0.08. He is expected to appear in court on December 17th, but the prosecuting agency has not yet filed official charges. The Yankee organization is standing behind their pitcher with Hal Steinbrenner stating, “He knows he made a mistake. We’ve always said we’re an extended family.”

DUI Blog Comments

3 Responses to “Yankee Pitcher Joba Chamberlain Busted for DUI”

  1. martin on November 13th, 2008 3:04 am

    Everyone makes mistakes, you shouldn’t be hung for the odd one. I’m sure this now will never happen again to this fellow.

  2. Erik on November 13th, 2008 7:39 pm

    Every time a Yankee does something a bad, an angel is born.

  3. ehsan85 on November 13th, 2008 11:23 pm

    There are many organizations which are against dui and one of the more bigger ones is MADD. Mothers against drunk driving organization has been around for quite some time. It is an organization that protests against those who take drugs or alcohol when driving. They also try to teach younger teens about the consequences of driving under influence and the effect it can have on other peoples lives. Presentations are usually held in schools and effects of DUI are showcased to the teens. They feel that they can make a positive effect on the teens and make them less likely to commit this offense. Other organizations also do get involved in trying to discourage anyone from participating in an dui. Ads are made on tv showcasing the dangers of drinking and driving. In california both public and private organizations are involved in trying to promote the message not to commit dui violations.