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Joba Chamberlain gets arrested for DWI.


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http://www.newsday.com/sports/ny-spjoba1019,0,4582570.story

LINCOLN, Neb. - New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

Deborah Collins is a spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Patrol.

She says Chamberlain was stopped for speeding on U.S. 77 near his hometown of Lincoln at about 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Collins says Chamberlain was taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox in Lincoln, which she says is the normal protocol.

Chamberlain was lodged at the center on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and speeding.

Collins says the county attorney likely would file formal charges on Monday.

An e-mail sent to Chamberlain's agent Saturday was not immediately returned.

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In a related story, Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner announced Sunday that next season Chamberlain will move from alcohol use to cocaine.

"We believe that [Chamberlain's] achievements so early in his career show that he is ready to move to the next level," Steinbrenner said.

"As Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle taught us, remaining at the same level forever leads to stagnation and eventual erosion of one's skills," he added. "We just want to challenge young Joba and see if he can become a true Yankee."

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, when reached for comment, said that Chamberlain was "doing fine in his present role" and would stick to the Husker Hooch "for the foreseeable future".

Manager Joe Girardi could not be reached for comment, but according to highly-placed sources he is spending his time in the corner of his office in the fetal position yelling, "Why didn't I listen to Andy and go for the crabs," likely referring to the managerial position in Baltimore offered to him by Orioles' president Andy MacPhail in 2007.

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