Bobby Jenks arrested; DUI, damages property, flees the scene (Mug Shot included)

Bobby Jenks' mugshot (Photo from Lee County Sheriff's Office website)

CBS Boston Boston Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks was arrested at 3:43 a.m., charged with driving under the influence, damaging property and leaving the scene of an accident. He was released at 8:45 a.m. on $4,250 bail.

So the guy got bombed, crashed his car, and booked it out of there… Okay, not a smooth move Bobby. Jenks has had problems with alcohol in the past and due to recent injuries I’m sure he was on all sorts of pain killers, which don’t help. The guy is sort of a mess. He apparently quit drinking during his dark days, but it looks like he is back on the wagon. I can’t imagine Jenks being a legitimate piece to the Red Sox this season and this certainly wont help. I remember when Jenks was a real closer with the most horrendous facial hair. Oh how the mighty have fallen. At least there will be plenty of time to drink if he gets cut.


Update (Yes, the story gets better):

WEEI – According to the arrest sheet for the 31-year-old Jenks, Deputy Marsha Sutphin stopped a white Mercedes Benz SUV near the intersection of Cleveland Ave. and Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers at 2:35 AM Friday. The driver of the car was identified as Jenks, who was asked by the officers if he knew why he was pulled over.

“Probably because I was all over the road back there,” said Jenks. 

And when Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks why he was driving all over the road, Jenks told the officer that he “took too many muscle relaxers.”

The officer reported that Jenks was shaking uncontrollably and had a difficult time speaking while being questioned.

When Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks if he had taken anything else other than the muscle relaxers, he told the officer that he “was going to be honest with you, I was just leaving Babes because I hit a car. I just had to get out of there.”

Babe’s is a night club in Fort Myers. A bouncer at the club told officers that a Mercedes Benz SUV drove into the parking lot and struck a parked truck around 11:45 PM. The bouncer — who told the officers the driver of the SUV was wearing the same clothes as Jenks at the time of his arrest and had large amounts of tattoos on his left arm, just as Jenks does — told officers he tried to get Jenks out of the car, offering to call him a cab. Jenks, according to the bouncer, drove into another car before driving off.

After telling Deputy Sutphin that he left the club after hitting a car, Jenks was then asked if he would submit to a field sobriety test. Jenks — who, according to the report, had dilated pupils, very slurred speech and glassy eyes, agreed to take the test but told officers that he would fail it.

Jenks was unable to pass the test and was arrested for DUI.

Simply said, amazing.

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