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White Sox Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk arrested for DUI

Former White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk has been charged with DUI after police in New Lenox said they found him passed out in a pickup truck in a farm field.

Fisk, 64, was at the wheel with the engine running when police arrived around 7:25 p.m. Monday, according to Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz. Fisk was disoriented when officers woke him, and he declined a blood-alcohol test. An open 1.75-liter bottle of liquor also was in the car, Pawlisz said.

Fisk was treated at Silver Cross Hospital and released Tuesday morning after posting bail and is scheduled to appear in Will County court Nov. 29.

In addition to DUI, Fisk was charged with improper lane use and illegal transport of alcohol.

Police began receiving calls about a truck in the field at Gougar and Spencer roads, near Lincoln-Way West High School, at 7:22 p.m., Pawlisz said. They found the Ford F-150 with a flat tire, he said, adding there was no damage to the vehicle beyond "what might have occurred driving through a ditch."

Fisk provided a Florida address to police. Records show Fisk previously lived in New Lenox, but authorities said they did not know why he was there Monday.

Fisk, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, played the last 13 seasons of his 24-year career with the White Sox, retiring in 1993.

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