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Carlton Fisk Arrested For DUI

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Carlton Fisk. Credit: New Lenox PD

Carlton Fisk. Credit: New Lenox PD

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(CBS) Former White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk faces a drunk driving charge after being found asleep at the wheel of his pick-up truck in a Will County corn field.

Deputy Police Chief Bob Pawlisz said police found the pick-up in a field near Gougar and Spencer Roads, in New Lenox, after calls from several passers-by.

Police said the 64-year-old Fisk had an open bottle of vodka in the pick-up. He was transported to Silver Cross Hospital, but Pawlisz said Fisk refused several requests for a breathalyzer test.

Pawlisz called it “a sad moment.”

Fisk was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and an illegal lane change. He posted $300 bond, and was released Tuesday morning. He’s due back in court on Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. in Joliet.

The arrest comes 37 years after one of the highlights of Fisk’s career, his walk-off 12th inning, Game 6 home run in the 1975 World Series, for the Boston Red Sox against the Cincinnati Reds, which tied the series at three games apiece. It was as close as the Red Sox came to winning a World Series between 1918 and 2004.

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