10/23/2012 06:45 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2012

Carlton Fisk Arrested For DUI After Police Find Him Unconscious In Cornfield: REPORTS

Carlton Fisk was arrested for DUI on Monday evening in Illinois, according to reports. Police sources informed TMZ and various other outlets that Fisk's vehicle was discovered in a cornfield.

"Around 7:20 (Monday) night, we received a couple of calls about a vehicle in a field," New Lenox Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz told ESPN Chicago. "When officers went over there, they found Mr. Fisk unconscious behind the wheel."

After reportedly being woken by police, Fisk agreed to be taken to a nearby hospital, per WLS-TV Chicago. New Lenox police told WLS-TV that an open vodka bottle was found inside of Fisk's F-150 truck. The Chicago Tribune reports that Fisk was treated at Silver Cross Hospital before posting bail.

The bond was $300, per the Boston Herald, and Fisk is due in court in November 29.

The 64-year-old former catcher was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.


CHICAGO — Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk has been charged with driving under the influence after he was found asleep in his pickup truck in an Illinois cornfield.

New Lenox police say officers found the 64-year-old Fisk asleep on Monday night behind the wheel of his truck and an open liquor bottle on the floor.

Pawlisz says Fisk was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment. He was released from custody after posting bail and has a Nov. 29 court appearance.

Fisk's most famous baseball moment came in the 1975 World Series when his 12th-inning homer won Game 6 for Boston.

Fisk played 11 seasons with the Red Sox and 13 with the Chicago White Sox.

He has an unlisted number in New Lenox and couldn't be reached for comment.



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