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Former major league baseball player arrested in Austin on DWI charge

Former baseball player Kelly Gruber was arrested in Austin and charged for driving while intoxicated. (Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department)

Former Major League Baseball player Kelly Gruber was arrested in Austin and charged for driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning.

According to a police affidavit, he was arrested last Saturday, April 21, at 2:21 a.m.

The 56-year-old former baseball player was driving a 2015 Gold Volkswagen Westbound on 6th street towards MOPAC, according to documents.

Police observed his vehicle weaving within the lane while having its signal on for long periods of time without making a turn.

The affidavit says that on the 5900 block of 6th street, police clocked the vehicle increase its speed to 83 MP, in a 65 MPH zone.

Gruber was then stopped by police and arrested for driving while intoxicated.

He was a two time All-Star when he played for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1984 to 1992.

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