PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A minor league pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays is in jail in Charlotte County, after officials say he hit a motorcycle rider and drove off.
Matthew Bush was allegedly getting rowdy in a nearby strip club before the incident. The owner of the club told WINK News that Bush was quite beligerant.
After he left the strip club, he hit a motorcyclist, 72-year-old Anthony Tufano of Port Charlotte.
According to witnesses, Bush went into the Emerald City strip club Thursday just before the accident. Bush allegedly then returned to Emerald City after the crash, was denied service and kicked out. Employees say he was uncooperative and rude to customers.
Bush will have to spend the night at the jail. He will not be able to post bail until at least Saturday morning. He's charged with DUI and hit and run.
Tufano remains at Lee Memorial and at last check was in serious condition.