Seles’ brother arrested on drunken driving charge

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The older brother of Monica Seles was arrested and charged with drunken driving after losing control of his car and hitting a tree.

He was treated at the scene of the accident, according to a police report, which did not detail any injuries.

The accident happened early Wednesday while Zoltan Seles was driving home from a club and veered out of control, the police report said.

The car knocked down a sign, hit a tree and rolled. The 36-year-old brother of the tennis star was pinned in the wreckage and had to be pulled out by rescue crews.

Police said breathalyzer tests showed Seles had a blood-alcohol level of 0.172 to 0.177 — more than twice the .08 level at which the state considers drivers drunk.

Seles of Sarasota was charged with driving under the influence with property damage and was being held in jail Friday on $500 bail. He does not yet have an attorney, according to court records.

Zoltan Seles was a one-time junior tennis champion in the family’s native Yugoslavia.

On Dec. 5, Monica Seles was involved in an accident with a woman police said was driving drunk.

Seles and her mother, Ester, sustained minor injuries. The driver of the other car, Cynthia Bauman, was arrested on four counts of DUI and causing damage to people or property.