Most persons facing a DUI/manslaughter rap might consider themselves lucky to be allowed to drive under any circumstances, but perhaps not Jim Leyritz. The New York Post’s Lorena Mongelli and Dan Mangan report the former Yankee’s attorney is asking a Florida judge for permission to remove a court-ordered Breathalyzer unit from Leyritz’ ride.
Leyritz, 44, has to keep the device in his car as a condition of being free pending trial on manslaughter charges. He allegedly ran a red light and hit Fredia Ann Veitch, 30, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last Dec. 28.
His blood-alcohol content was .14 after a night of drinking to celebrate his birthday. He must test his breath every 10 to 15 minutes while driving; if he fails to do so or if the device detects alcohol, the Breathalyzer shuts off the car.
“He cannot leave the car with a valet, because it cannot be started by the valet,” his lawyers said in a statement.
And he “can’t eat things like chicken Marsala,” said his ex-wife, Karri, because certain foods cause false positives.