In an interview with today's Daily News, ex-Yankee Jim Leyritz talks about what a turn for the worse his life has taken since being arrested for manslaughter following a DUI accident last December. But Leyritz, the one-time hero of the 1996 World Series, was not taking full responsibility for the crash. He tells the News, "My light was never red when I entered the intersection. I was not at all responsible for the accident or her death. She went through the light. She hit me." Records show that the victim, Freida Ann Veitch, was also drunk during the accident and had been involved in another drunken crash six months prior. Leyritz's blood alcohol level was found to be 0.14. His trial is scheduled to begin January 12.
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