Hall of Famer Fisk pleads guilty to DUI
Former Red Sox and White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor DUI charge after mixing alcohol and prescription drugs and driving into a suburban Chicago farm field.
The Hall of Famer received one year of court supervision and must pay court costs of $1,250 — the standard disposition for first-time DUI offenders in Will County, said special prosecutor Dave Neal.
Fisk’s attorney, Stephen White, said in court of his client: “He stepped up to the plate and said, ‘I want to accept responsibility for what I did.’ I admire that.”
White said he believed they had a winnable case.
Fisk will have to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation as well as counseling, and attend a victim impact panel.
Fisk, who has a Florida driver’s license but lives part time in New Lenox, Ill., was found Oct. 22 passed out inside a pickup truck in a farm field. A bottle of vodka was also found inside the vehicle.
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