New York Yankees player, ex-Jaguar convicted of DWI in Victoria
July 30, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.
A Victoria man who was recently drafted by the New York Yankees was found guilty of driving while intoxicated Tuesday.
Andre Xavier Del Bosque, 23, was sentenced to one year probation and 80 hours of community service, according to court records.
A six-member jury deliberated.
Del Bosque wrecked his vehicle near the intersection of Ben Wilson Street and Houston Highway during the early hours of March 17, 2013.
Police arrested him after observing signs of intoxication, according to a news release from the Victoria County District Attorney's Office.
"The jury's message in this case is clear - driving while intoxicated is completely unacceptable, regardless of who you are," Assistant District Attorney Jake Srp wrote in the release.
This case was prosecuted by Srp and Assistant District Attorney Jacquelyn Johnson.
Del Bosque was represented by attorney Todd Dupont II, of Houston, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.
Del Bosque, who was drafted in the 38th round of the MLB's first-year player draft, played two seasons at the University of Houston-Victoria. He compiled a 2.70 ERA and 4-6 record in 46 games with 102 strikeouts.
Last season, Del Bosque took on the closer role and made 13 saves. He is the Jaguars' all-time career saves leader with 15.