Posted by the Charleston DUI Lawyers at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC.
Hall of Fame baseball catcher Carlton Fisk was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) on Monday in Illinois after he was found unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle. Police said that an open vodka bottle was found in Fisk's vehicle. Where was his vehicle? According to Police, in the middle of a corn field.
According to police, Paramedics were called to the scene and police were able to wake Fisk, who agreed to go to the hospital. He refused a blood alcohol test.
Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz told ESPN that "when officers went [to the field], they found Mr. Fisk unconscious behind the wheel. …They contacted local paramedics in New Lenox, had him examined, and the officers had reason to believe he was under the influence. He was transported to the local hospital and charged with a lane violation, driving under the influence (DUI) and illegal transportation of alcohol. An open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle."
Fisk posted bond and was released with a date to return to Court. The DUI arrest comes one day after the 37th anniversary of his home run that clinched Game 6 for the Boston Red Sox against the Cincinnati Reds, who went on to win the 1975 World Series.
Source: USA Today, Carlton Fisk's DUI in a Corn Field