Former New York Mets Pitcher Chasen Bradford Arrested For DUI, The Day After Graduating The Police Academy

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Henderson Police Department

Talk about getting off on the wrong foot at a new job…

Chasen Bradford was one of 14 new graduates that the Henderson Police Department welcomed with open arms on March 21st. The following day, Bradford was arrested.

He was still in the probationary office when the Henderson Police Department arrested him for driving under the influence. Sadly, Bradford’s time on the force was short-lived, as he was arrested less than 24 hours after his graduation.

“On the evening of March 22, 2024, one of those (graduating) officers chose to drink and drive, resulting in their arrest by the Henderson Police Department.”

Chief Police Officer Hollie Chadwick said in an official statement.

Las Vegas news station KSNV reported that Bradford was swerving all over the road, hitting medians, and driving on a curb. At his point of arrest, he told officers that he had only had two Coors Light but later admitted that he had a total of 5 or 6 beers throughout the day, noting that his last drink was a mere 15 minutes before his arrest.

Bradford initially blew a .104 during his field sobriety test. At the detention center, he blew a .094 and then a .098. The legal limit in Nevada is 0.8. Less than 24 hours after his career as a police officer was ready to take off, it came to a quick end.

“This probationary officer was promptly terminated and is no longer a member of the Henderson Police Department.”

Bradford, a Nevada native, played 28 games for the Mets in 2017 and 58 games for the Mariners in 2018 and 2019. Maybe a career as a baseball coach is a better fit for him…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock