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Seattle Mariners' Adam Kennedy arrested in Newport Beach on suspicion of DUI

January 27, 2011 |  2:47 pm

Kennedy Seattle Mariners second baseman Adam Kennedy was released from jail Thursday after being arrested in Newport Beach on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.

Kennedy, 35, a former player for the Angels, was stopped by the California Highway Patrol about 9 p.m. Wednesday while driving north on the 73 tollway, said officer John Patterson.

Kennedy was suspected of being under the influence and was arrested minutes later. The baseball player was turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and booked at Men’s Central Jail.

He was released about 6 a.m. Thursday, officials said.

Kennedy, a native of Riverside, was considered a key player for the Angels in the team's 2002 World Series victory. In 2006, he moved to the St. Louis Cardinals. That was followed by stints with the Oakland Athletics in 2009 and the Washington Nationals in 2010. He was signed to the Mariners this month.

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Photo: Adam Kennedy. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department

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