Mets Acting GM Zack Scott Arrested For Drunk Driving
By JENNIFER PELTZ and JAKE SEINER
NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets say they are “surprised and deeply disappointed” to learn that interim general manager Zack Scott has been arrested for impaired driving.
Scott was arrested for impaired driving around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in suburb of White Plains, New York. Police found him asleep driving his SUV at a traffic light and determined he was intoxicated, White Plains Police Captain James Spencer said. He said Scott refused a breathalyzer test.
Scott, 44, has been booked and released and is due in court Thursday morning.
The arrest was first reported by the New York Post.
The Mets said Wednesday Scott was at a fundraiser for the team’s Amazin ‘Mets Foundation at owner Steve Cohen’s home in Connecticut on Monday night, which was also attended by players. Scott left at the end of the event around 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m.
“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning of the existence of an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the Mets said in a statement. “We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team on our next road trip as we learn more and determine next steps. “
Scott was hired as the Mets’ assistant general manager last offseason to work under the guidance of close friend and former colleague Jared Porter. Scott was promoted to acting general manager in January after Porter was fired following revelations he sent sexually explicit text messages and images to a reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs.
AP Baseball writer Mike Fitzpatrick contributed to this report.
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