Ozuna was arrested by police for driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane in Norcross early Friday morning following a traffic stop. He was booked in Gwinnett County Jail and released.
In the video, Ozuna can be heard telling the officer "sorry, sorry, I'm Ozuna from the Braves." Ozuna can also be heard telling the officer he had "three or four 'Presidente' beers" after getting out of the car. an officer can be seen administering field sobriety tests to Ozuna. At one point the officer asks the Braves outfielder to complete a breathalyzer test, to which he refused. Following his refusal, officers can be seen putting Ozuna in handcuffs.
Atlanta Braves respond to Marcell Ozuna's DUI arrest
The Atlanta Braves issued a response to the arrest, but did not address whether Ozuna would put on a Braves uniform again.
"The Atlanta Braves are aware of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest this morning and are still gathering all the facts pertaining to the incident. Our organization takes these matters very seriously and are obviously disappointed by the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment until the process is complete. "
Ozuna hasn't been in a starting lineup for the Braves since Aug. 14 in Miami. In 107 games he's batting .214.
Before Ozuna's legal trouble and on-field struggles, the Braves signed Ozuna to a $65 million, four-year contract.
Speaking at the clubhouse ahead of Friday night's game, Ozuna said, "I disappointed my team. I disappointed my family. I don’t have anything more to say more. It’s a legal matter."
Marcell Ozuna domestic violence incident
This is not Ozuna's first run-in with police in metro Atlanta. Ozuna was charged with battery for an incident in 2021 involving his wife.
Ozuna was originally charged with felony aggravated assault by strangulation. Charges were later reduced to battery and simple assault, both misdemeanors.
In 2021, the Sandy Springs Police Department said officers entered a home where the front door was open and heard screaming from inside. Officers said they saw Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and throw her against a wall, in addition to striking her with a cast on his injured left hand.