Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton charged with DUI
It’s probably not the way he wanted his first big-league came to go, but 23-year-old Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence, and property damage, according to a report from ESPN. He was driving at 111 mph in a 45 mph zone when his arrest occured at 4:42 a.m. Saturday in Fort Myers.
Apparently, while being pursued by the police, Britton’s truck was swerving, went up over a curb, and knocked over a fence. He attempted to pull over into a wooded area where he stopped. When the police approached him, Britton first handed him his debit card rather than his driver’s license.
The pitcher refused a breath test, but openly admitted to the arresting officer that she had been drinking.
Britton was scratched from a scheduled appearance in Tuesday night’s game against Puerto Rico and was optioned to Double-A Portland on Monday.