Former Wildcat Leyritz was driving on suspended license

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Former World Series star Jim
Leyritz had a suspended license when he was charged with driving
under the influence and killing a woman last week.
Leyritz was ticketed outside Albany, N.Y., for using a cell
phone while driving June 20, and his Florida license was suspended
Nov. 23 for failing to answer the summons, according to motor
vehicle records.
"He has a suspension on his record. It's current as of today,"
Ken Brown, spokesman for the New York Department of Motor Vehicles,
said Wednesday.
The 44-year-old ex-catcher was charged with DUI manslaughter and
DUI property damage, police said. His 2006 Ford Expedition crashed
at an intersection Friday, hitting the car of Fredia Ann Veitch.
The 30-year-old woman from Plantation was ejected from her 2000
Mitsubishi Montero and died at Broward General Medical Center.
If Leyritz was driving with a suspended license, he would face
an additional charge in the Fort Lauderdale case, police Sgt. Frank
Sousa said.
Leyritz's attorney, Jeffrey Ostrow, said he had "no knowledge
of his license being suspended in the state of Florida or in New
York or otherwise." Leyritz, of Davie, has posted an $11,000 bond,
police said.
He played for six major league teams, starred in the 1996 World
Series and was last in the majors in 2000.

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