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Ex-Yankee arrested in Hawaii over July 4 weekend

July 7, 2021 GMT
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In this photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department is Bronson Sardinha. Sardinha, who played briefly for the New York Yankees in 2007, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Hawaii shortly after midnight Sunday, July 4, 2021. Sardinha posted bail and was released. (Honolulu Police Department via AP)
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In this photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department is Bronson Sardinha. Sardinha, who played briefly for the New York Yankees in 2007, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Hawaii shortly after midnight Sunday, July 4, 2021. Sardinha posted bail and was released. (Honolulu Police Department via AP)

HONOLULU (AP) — Former New York Yankees player Bronson Sardinha was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Hawaii over the Fourth of July weekend.

Sardinha was arrested shortly after midnight Sunday, according to Honolulu police records.

Sardinha posted bail and was released.

The Yankees drafted the Kamehameha Schools graduate as the 34th overall pick in 2001, according to MLB.com. The outfielder mostly played for the Yankees’ minor league teams from 2001 to 2007, and for other teams in the minor leagues until 2011.

Sardinha and an attorney who has represented him previously didn’t immediately return messages from The Associated Press on Tuesday.

In 2015, he was arrested on charges he collided with a car, fled the scene and assaulted a Honolulu police officer, according to court records.

He entered a no-contest plea to fleeing the scene on the day he was indicted for the assault. A judge granted his motion to dismiss the assault case, but an appeals court vacated the order. The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case next week.