MLB Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Monday night. Police found the former ball player driving his truck through the middle of a corn field.
New Lenox police found Fisk in the cornfield after receiving a 911 call at approximately 7:20 pm.
Fisk was behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 and was believed to be sleeping at the time of his arrest. Police found a bottle of vodka in the vehicle.
After being taken to a nearby hospital for a checkup, Carlton Fisk refused a blood alcohol test, and police immediately impounded his vehicle.
After spending a night behind bars, Carlton Fisk was released on his own recognizance.
It has been a long winding road for Fisk; exactly 37 years to the day of his arrest, he hit the 12th inning home run that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
According to Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz:
“Around 7:20 (Monday) night, we received a couple of calls about a vehicle in a field. 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.”
Exactly why Carlton Fisk chose to drive into a cornfield, we may never know; I’m going out on a limb to say he was probably unbelievably drunk.