San Diego prosecutors have charged Padres’ star shortstop Everth Cabrera with resisting arrest relating to his traffic stop in September on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.
Cabrera has also been charged with possession of marijuana and will be arraigned on the charges on Dec. 8 in an El Cajon courtroom, a San Diego District Attorney’s Office spokesman confirmed Thursday morning.
Cabrera, 27, was stopped at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 3 on State Route 94 by Border Patrol agents. California Highway Patrol officers from El Cajon were called in and they said they detected signs that Cabrera was under the influence of marijuana.
He was cited on suspicion of DUI and released to his mother-in-law.
Cabrera has played all six of his major league seasons with the Padres. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 2013.
Further details surrounding the resisting arrest allegations were not immediately available Thursday morning.