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Former Rays player Elijah Dukes arrested for driver's license charge

2:09 PM, May 31, 2011   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- For the second time in as many months, troubled former Tampa Bay Rays player Elijah Dukes was arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license.

Hillsborough County Jail records show 26-year-old Dukes was released Monday morning on a $500 bond. He was arrested earlier that morning at Hillsborough Avenue East and 40th Street North in Tampa.

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It was the latest in a string of arrests for Dukes, who most recently played for the Washington Nationals.

He was arrested April 24, again for driving on a suspended/revoked license. Before that, Dukes was arrested March 2 after a former girlfriend accused him of hitting her. At that time, he was charged with aggravated assault on a pregnant woman and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

In past years, Dukes has faced charges of domestic violence and not paying child support.

Dukes played three seasons with the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He was cut by the Washington Nationals just before the end of spring training in 2010.

10 News. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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