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Red Sox Left-Hander Drake Britton Arrested For DUI

Drake Britton. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Drake Britton. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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(AP/CBS) — Jail records says Red Sox left-hander Drake Britton was arrested in Fort Myers, Fla., for driving under the influence.

The 23-year-old was arrested early Saturday morning. He was also charged with reckless driving and DUI with property damage. He posted bond later that day.

A subsequent report from the Boston Harold claimed Britton was arrested after he was clocked going over 111 mph in a 45-zone.

His arrest report says Britton was speeding when a deputy tried to stop him for “numerous traffic violations.” The report says Britton drove his car over a curb and knocked down a fence. He then drove over it before making a complete stop. The report says Britton admitted to the deputy he had been drinking.

Britton was optioned to Double-A Portland in Maine during the team’s first round of roster cuts. The club released a statement Tuesday saying they take the arrest “very seriously, and it is being addressed.” They declined further comment.

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