L.A. Dodgers first baseman James Loney smashed into several cars on an L.A. freeway last November and now the recently released 911 tape reveals that he was passed out behind the wheel and then tried to flee after hitting the first vehicle.
Loney was driving his Maserati down the highway when a driver called 911 and described the scene that was unfolding, the caller said of the incident that Loney was “‘completely passed out in the front seat.” She goes on to say that after smashing into several cars he woke up and then tried to take off:
“Oh my god! Oh my god! He tried to leave the scene … He woke up, and he slammed on the gas and took off across all the lanes on the freeway.”
The caller then reveals that he quickly smashed into another car and ended up on the other side of the highway where he broke an anxle on his Maserati.
Police arrived on the scene where they handcuffed Loney and took him to a nearby hospital for evaluation. Loney was arrested on suspicion and a blood sample revealed no drugs in his system.
The L.A. City Attorney eventually rejected the case for prosecution because of a lack of evidence.
Do you think Loney should have been tried given his attempt to flee the scene and then damaging more vehicles in the process?