MLB Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was charged with a DUI on Monday. But Fisk wasn’t found on a road, rather he was found passed out in his car in the middle of a cornfield in New Lenox, IL.
Fisk joined the majors in 1969 with the Boston Red Sox until 1980. In that time, he got to play in the 1975 World Series and clinched Game 6 with a home run against the Cincinnati Reds. In 1981, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago White Sox and retired in 1993.
In 2000, Fisk was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame. He still holds the most record for most seasons played in the catcher position in the American League, which is 24.
The police department received multiple calls around 7:30 PM that said there was a Ford pickup truck in the cornfield. When officers arrived, Fisk was unconscious behind his steering wheel. Immediately they had reason to believe that he was under the influence and contacted the paramedics. He was treated at the local hospital and refused a blood alcohol test.
64-year old Fisk received 3 separate charges: lane violation, driving under the influence, and illegal transportation of alcohol since they found an open container of vodka in the car. He was cited then posted a $300 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on November 29th.
The odds of Fisk winning the case seem pretty slim with all the evidence the police have stacked up against his incident. Finding an excuse for passing out and driving into a cornfield doesn’t exactly sound feasible in my opinion.