Jim Leyritz still blames his victim for his own drinking and driving incident and hasn’t learned a thing, said New York Criminal Lawyers.
“My life was dragged though the mud because I was a Yankee. I got tried because I’m an athlete! There was a good chance I was innocent!” Said ex-New York Yankee Jim Leyritz, 46, who drove drunk, killed a woman and never went to jail.
Leyritz, who was extremely angry at the police who arrested him threatened, “I’m gonna make them lose their jobs.” He went on to slander his victim — a waitress and mother who was killed on her way home in Florida at 3 a.m.
“I knew the girl,” he revealed to New York Criminal Lawyers. “She was a dancer at one of the nightclubs.”
When asked if the girl was a stripper, he said laughing, “I don’t like to use the word,” “She’s a party girl.”
New York Criminal Lawyers alleged that Leyritz ran a red light after consuming 11 to 12 shots of alcohol. Nobody could prove the light was red, and Leyritz refused a Breathalyzer test at the scene of the crash but tested a .14 three hours later, which is way over the .08 legal driving limit.
Leyritz was ultimately convicted by a jury of misdemeanor driving under the influence, reduced from the original charge of manslaughter, according to New York Criminal Lawyers. His sentence was probation.
“It was an accident. A onetime accident,” he has said. “It could happen to you! You could lose three years of your life. I’m a good person!”
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