Jim Bowden was arrested Sunday evening in Miami Beach, Florida under suspicion of DUI. The arrest was confirmed by Bowden when he released the following statement on Tuesday.
"On Sunday evening in Miami Beach, Florida, I was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol," Bowden said in his statement. "I intend to plead not guilty at a future date in a Miami Dade court. I deeply regret any embarrassment that my arrest may cause the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball. On the advice of legal counsel, I will have no further comment regarding this incident until the court proceedings are complete."
Bowden was in Miami for the Nationals' three-game weekend series that saw them win the final two games. The Nats are in Philadelphia to open a three-game series with the Phillies Tuesday night.
Nationals President Tony Taveras also released a statement Tuesday on behalf of the team.
"I have talked to Jim Bowden about the regrettable incident that took place Sunday night," Tavares said in the statement. "The Washington Nationals will monitor the situation as it works its way through the court system and will not make any comment or take any action until the legal issues are resolved."
It was not clear whether Bowden would be with the team as their road trip continues in Philadelphia.