Mets general manager is arrested

Zack Scott, acting general manager of the New York Mets, was arrested on the charge of driving while intoxicated, hours after attending a fundraising event at the home of Steve Cohen, the team’s owner.

Scott was taken into custody around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, in White Plains, a suburb of New York. Authorities found him asleep at the wheel of his truck at a red light and determined he was intoxicated, said local police Capt. James Spencer.

Spencer added that Scott refused to take a breathalyzer test.

The 44-year-old executive was released and must appear in court this Thursday morning. The New York Post was the first outlet to report the arrest.

The club confirmed Wednesday an ESPN report that Scott was at the Amazin ‘Mets Foundation fundraiser, held Monday night at Cohen’s Connecticut residence. Several players also attended the event.

Scott left at approximately 8:30 or 9 p.m. when the event concluded, added the team.

“We were deeply surprised and disappointed to learn this morning about the allegedly intoxicated driving charge, involving Zack Scott, “the Mets said in a statement.” We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team to our next tour, while we learn more and determine the next steps. “

Scott was hired as the Mets’ assistant general manager before the season, to work under Jared Porter, his former colleague and close friend. He was promoted to interim general manager in January when Porter was fired following revelations that he sent sexually explicit images and text messages to a reporter in 2016 while working with the Chicago Cubs.

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