Bobby Jenks Apologizes For DUI

After being arrested on charges of DUI and hit-and-run Friday, Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks has released a short statement addressing the incident:

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I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates and to the Red Sox organization for any distractions I may have caused. I still need to let the legal process run its course and until it does, I will not be able to make any further comment.

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Jenks was arrested after being pulled over when officers in Lee County, Florida observed him driving his SUV erratically late at night. Failing a field sobriety test, Jenks informed the officers that he had taken too many muscle relaxers and fled from a local strip club after colliding with a pair of cars in the parking lot.

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Jenks, who has been struggling to overcome a series of injuries since being signed to a two-year contract before the 2011 season, has a court appearance set for April 9.

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