Dodgers first baseman James Loney says he remembers colliding with the first car on the 101 freeway on Nov. 14, and hitting his head, then nothing more until he woke up in the hospital. He spoke to Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles:
Loney said he was placed in handcuffs before being taken to the hospital, but he believes that was only to restrain him because he was behaving so erratically.
Loney also said he was tested for several drugs at the hospital -- he read over the phone a long list from a document he was given when he left the hospital later that night that included cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, barbiturates, amphetamines and opiates -- and that those tests all came back negative.
Loney said that when he woke up from the hospital, he felt completely normal. By this time, he said, there no longer were any police officers at the hospital keeping him in custody.
"Once I woke up, they just released me,'' Loney said. "There was no questioning, there was no concern for me. I had somebody pick me up, and I went home. I was OK once I woke up. I was like, 'Whoa, that was a weird experience.' I talked to them like the person I am, my usual personality, and they were like, 'He's fine, he can go home.'
"I just want to make it clear that I would never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I was just in an accident.''
He adds: "There were no charges filed against me. I appreciate the police watching out for my welfare that night.''