Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano Won’t Face Charges in Traffic Accident

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- AUGUST 16: Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with Eddie Rosario #20 after hitting a home run against the Detroit Tigers on August 16, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 15-8. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN- AUGUST 16: Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with Eddie Rosario #20 after hitting a home run against the Detroit Tigers on August 16, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 15-8. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins’ Miguel Sano will not face charges following Sunday’s traffic accident.

Third baseman for the Minnesota Twins, Miguel Sano, made headlines yesterday as a story broke about the slugger’s involvement in a “hit and run” traffic accident in the Dominican Republic. Sano reportedly ran over a police officer early Sunday morning. He was on his way home from a nightclub in his native San Pedro de Macoris. The reports ended with Sano being detained, later being released and promising to return to the police station on Monday.

The situation gained clarity throughout the night. According to ESPN, Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges for his involvement in the accident. Sano accidentally backed his truck over the officer’s leg, the incident was not intentional.

Sano returned to the police station as a formality, the slugger needed to attend traffic court. The police found no intent on his part, therefore resulting in no charges being filed.

The incident occurred at 3 am on Sunday. After speaking to officer Argenis Emilio Gillandeux, Sano went to back up his white pickup truck. He did not realize that Gillandeux had not moved his motorcycle from behind his truck. According to ESPN, a spokesman from the Dominican National Police stated that Sano was the first to provide help and never abandoned the scene. The slugger drove the injured officer to the hospital himself.

This is the second offseason where Miguel Sano has been involved in an off the field incident. Last winter, the slugger was accused of sexual assault by a female photographer. No charges were filed and after an MLB Investigation, Sano did not receive a suspension.

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The Minnesota Twins have not made an updated statement on the situation.