This statement just came from Howard Rubenstein:
“Steve Swindal, General Partner of the New York Yankees, was detained for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence in Pinellas County, Florida early this morning (Thursday, February 15th), and was released after several hours, as anyone would be for a first accusation. Mr. Swindal apologizes profusely for this distraction during the Yankeesâ€™ Spring Training and no further comment will be made until this is resolved.”
According to the police report, Swindal was arrested at 4:26 a.m. by the St. Petersburg police.
Swindal is George Steinbrenner’s son in law and a general partner of the team. He has been designated Steinbrenner’s successor.
UPDATE, 6:18 p.m.: Here is the arrest report.