Carlton Fisk, the Hall of Fame former White Sox catcher, was arrested Monday in New Lenox, IL after he allegedly drove off the road at Gouger and Spencer and into a corn field, where he found unconscious.
According to Roman Modrowski of ESPNChicago:
Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was charged with a DUI in New Lenox, Ill., on Monday after he was found unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle, which was found in the middle of a corn field, according to New Lenox police.
“Around 7:20 (Monday) night, we received a couple of calls about a vehicle in a field,” Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz said. “When officers went over there, 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 and illegal transportation of alcohol. An open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle.”
Pawlisz said a citation was issued, Fisk posted bond and was released. The 64-year-old Fisk is scheduled to appear in the Will County Courthouse on Nov. 29.
Fisk, who had a 24 year major league career beginning in Boston in 1969 and then continuing with the Chicago White Sox from 1981 to 1993, was enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2000.
Update: Dennis Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune has a few more details in his latest update:
Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz said Fisk, 64, was at the wheel with the engine running when police arrived around 7:25 p.m. Pawlisz said Fisk was disoriented when officers woke him, and he declined a blood-alcohol test. An open 1.75-liter bottle of liquor also was in the car, Pawlisz said.
Fisk was treated at Silver Cross Hospital and released Tuesday morning after posting bail and is scheduled to appear in Will County court Nov. 29.
In addition to DUI, Fisk was charged with improper lane use and illegal transport of alcohol.