Carlton Fisk arrested, charged with DUI
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org October 23, 2012 8:08PM
Former White Sox Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk was arrested for DUI in Will County after police found him passed out parked in a field.
Updated: November 25, 2012 11:53AM
Former White Sox star Carlton Fisk was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after
police found the Hall of Fame
catcher unconscious behind the wheel of his truck in a cornfield late Monday.
New Lenox police, responding to calls around 7:20 p.m. about a vehicle in a field, found an open bottle of vodka in Fisk’s truck, which had a flat tire. Fisk was arrested on suspicion of DUI and reportedly refused a blood-alcohol test at a hospital, where he was taken as a precaution.
Fisk, 64, also was charged with a lane violation and illegal transportation of alcohol. He posted bond, was released and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 29.
Fisk, who signed with the Sox shortly after Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn purchased the team in 1981, is under contract with the Sox as a community ambassador. He makes
appearances and greets fans at U.S. Celllar Field during the season.
Fisk retired from baseball in 1993 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. He starred for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1980, and his arrest came one day after the 37th anniversary of his famous home run against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
Scott Reifert, the Sox’
senior vice president of communications, said the team hadn’t spoken with Fisk since the arrest and won’t issue a statement.