TAMPA, Fla. - Longtime Yankees executive Mark Newman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Monday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sherriff's office.
Newman, in his 11th season as the Yankees' senior vice president of baseball operations, refused to take a blood-alcohol test, according to the arrest inquiry.
"We were informed that Mark Newman was arrested last night on suspicion of driving under the influence," the Yankees said last night in a statement. "The New York Yankees do not condone this kind of behavior. We take this situation seriously and we are looking into the matter. We will have no further comment at this time."
The report said Newman, 60, was released Tuesdayon $500 bail.
The arrest was first reported by The Associated Press.
Newman could not immediately be reached for comment.