Reserve infielder Justin Sellers was arrested Saturday in West Sacramento for reckless motorcycle driving. The 26-year-old was charged with one misdemeanor count each of reckless driving and evasion, and released by the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department late Saturday.
Some additional details from Sacramento-based KCRA.com:
Police said Justin Sellers was doing “wheelies” on his motorcycle in a neighborhood near Riva Drive. When officers tried to pull him over, police said Sellers took off.
After a short chase, Sellers turned himself in, authorities said.
West Sacramento police said they have had repeated reports of a motorcyclist driving recklessly in the same neighborhood for the past month.
Sellers batted .205 with one home run and two RBIs in 19 games last season. His year ended prematurely when he went sprawling into the seats to catch a foul ball at Dodger Stadium May 14; he injured his back on the play and ultimately had season-ending surgery.
Sellers is on the 40-man roster but was not expected to start the 2013 season in the majors, buried deep on the infield depth chart after the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker.