Ex-Yankees star Johnny Damon scuffles with cops in drunk drive arrest and tells them he backs Blue Lives Matter

EX-Yankees star Johnny Damon scuffled with cops in a drunk drive arrest and told them he backs Blue Lives Matter.

Damon – who appeared on the Bravo reality show Below Deck Mediterranean following an impressive 18-year career in baseball – was arrested in Florida last month for driving under the influence.




And now, nearly one month later, body camera footage of the February 19 DUI arrest was released on Tuesday.

Damon was arrested alongside his wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, and they both are seen in the almost two-hour footage struggling with police.

The Windermere Police Department shared the lengthy video to YouTube, along with additional videos from other offers who later arrived on scene.

Before the video starts, it explains the body camera footage belongs to Officer G. Hebel, who began following a vehicle that was "driving erratically."




When the officer confronted Damon about the traffic stop, he appeared confused and responded by asking: "What traffic stop?"

The ex-baseballer also revealed he had consumed "just a little bit" of alcohol before driving.

As a field sobriety test was conducted, the couple didn't fully listen to the officer's commands and it was clear Damon struggled with walking heel-to-toe in a straight line.

Damon's wife even told the officer "Don’t touch me. Don’t f**king touch me."

As another officer made his way on seen, Damon is heard saying: "OK, we are at home right now. I don’t know what you’re doing.

"Hey babe, walk home. Babe, walk home."




At one point she walked towards a security stand outside their housing complex.

The former baseball player then appeared to scuffle with the officer as his wife gets handcuffed – prompting the bodycam to drop to the ground.

The 47-year-old Orlando native added: "Believe me, I am Blue Lives Matter.

"What are you doing right now? We are all for cops. Guys, we are all for cops."

Following the arrest, Damon was issued a traffic ticket for running a stop sign – and later pleaded not guilty on the DUI charge, according to Click Orlando.



His 45-year-old wife, however, is facing charges on resisting a police officer with violence and of battery on a law enforcement officer, the news outlet reported.

Following their arrests, it was revealed that Damon was driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit.

He had legal limit of .30, which was close to four times the legal state limit of .08.

Damon is the star of Below Deck Mediterranean, which premiered in 2016, four years after his last professional baseball game.

He played 18 seasons between the Red Sox, Yankees, and Royals, and was a two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, winning a title each with the Yankees and Red Sox.

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