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Derek Lowe DUI Charges Dropped Due To Lack Of Evidence

Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe, arrested April 28 for driving under the influence in Buckhead, has seen that charge and his reckless driving charge dismissed due to lack of evidence. Lowe also did well on his field sobriety tests, his lawyer said.

Based on reports that came out at the time, Lowe was racing his 2011 Porsche Panamera against a friend through Buckhead, making an improper lane change. He was released on bail and had his car impounded, according to reports.

His lawyer strongly disputes the "racing" part. The starter didn't contest that lane change citation, however.

He apologized the next day for the news, with Fredi Gonzalez and the franchise expressing disappointment. It was a particularly unwelcome story considering coach Roger McDowell was also in the middle of catching hell for making obscene and threatening remarks to San Francisco Giants fans.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.