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Oakland Athletics pitcher Esteban Loaiza, second from right, sat with the ground crew during the team's Wednesday home game against the Seattle Mariners.
OAKLAND — Oakland A's pitcher Esteban Loaiza, 34, was arrested early Wednesday morning on DUI charges after officers pulled him over for speeding, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

CHP Officer Mike Wright said Loaiza was driving his Ferrari in excess of

120 mph about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on northbound Interstate 238 near San Lorenzo when he was stopped.

Loaiza was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and driving under the influence when he failed a Breathalyzer test, Wright said.

Loaiza — who signed a three-year, $21million contract with the A's in November — spent the night at North County jail and will likely face steep fines and probation because of the combined charges, Wright said.

"He is very fortunate nobody got hurt,"

he added.

A's Assistant General Manager David Forst said the A's are aware of the incident.

"It's an ongoing legal matter," Forst said. "We'll have no further comment."

Loaiza is still scheduled to start today's series finale against the Seattle Mariners. Loaiza left before Wednesday's game concluded, which Forst said was common for the pitcher scheduled to start the next day.

The 10-year veteran signed with Oakland as a free agent after playing with the Washington Nationals in 2005.