Former Sox great Carlton Fisk arrested for DUI - FOX 32 News Chicago

Former Sox great Carlton Fisk arrested for DUI

NEW LENOX, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Former White Sox star Carlton Fisk was charged with DUI after he crashed into a cornfield Monday night in southwest suburban New Lenox.

Police found Fisk unconscious behind the wheel of a Ford pickup that crashed into a cornfield about 7:20 p.m. Monday near Gougar and West Spencer roads, New Lenox Deputy Police Chief Bob Pawlisz said.

Officers found an open bottle of vodka in the truck, he said.

The officers called paramedics, who examined Fisk at the scene and took him to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet for further evaluation, Pawlisz said. Nobody else was in the truck.

Fisk was charged with misdemeanor DUI and ticketed for improper lane violation and illegal transportation of alcohol, Pawlisz said. He was released after posting $300 bail.

It was unclear how far into the field Fisk drove. Pawlisz said it was "pretty sloppy out there" and a vehicle "wasn't going to drive very far."

Fisk, 64, played for the White Sox from 1981-93. He was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

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