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Carlton Fisk Lawyer Wants Judge to Strike Out DUI Evidence

The lawyer for White Sox legend Carlton Fisk filed motions to have evidence thrown out in the Hall of Famer's drunken driving case.

The lawyer for White Sox immortal Carlton Fisk is fighting to get the Hall of Famer's driver's license back and to have evidence ejected from his drunken driving case.

Fisk, 64, lost his license when he allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test during his arrest Oct. 22 on charges of driving under the influence, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol.

But the Sox star had actually volunteered to take the blood-alcohol test, according to a petition filed Thursday by his attorney, Stephen White.

White also filed a motion claiming the New Lenox police illegally arrested Fisk since there was "no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity" to give them cause to pull him over in the first place.

Only Fisk wasn't pulled over by the police. He was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of his pickup truck in a cornfield. Officers who went to check on  Fisk reportedly found a bottle of vodka in the pickup.

Paramedics transported Fisk to Silver Cross Hospital for an examination. He was arrested after he was released from care.

Fisk, who is fourth on the White Sox's all-time home run list, did not appear for the Thursday hearing. He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 29.

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Emily November 10, 2012 at 12:34 AM
He needs his license revoked. Fisk needs to given the same treatment anyone else would get. He was found passed out in a cornfield. What if he was found passed out in the middle of someone's living room? He's an idiot who chose to drink and drive and he deserves the worst.
Kathie November 11, 2012 at 04:05 PM
It's a shame, this is an adult individual who is supposed to be a role model! Media keeps emphasizing his "Hall of Fame" status like he maybe should get a free pass. Because of the two things I just mentioned, Carlton Fisk should have unique treatment.... Maybe he should have a more STRINGENT penalty instead of this country's typical "celebrity get out of jail free card." Of course, I say that tongue in cheek-- but how do we expect our youth to respect the law or be accountable for their actions when we have someone like this; all evidence points to several bad decisions and incorrect behaviors that landed him drunk, in a corn field-- paying his lawyers to make it all go away. Mr. Fisk wasn't abducted by aliens-- HE MADE these choices & these choices should have consequences. With this "I am innocent" plea -- (in my book) Carlton Fisk moved from Hall of Famer status for respected baseball players to Hall of FaRmer status for drunken has beens.
frank November 15, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Will he take his punishment like a man? Urine tests, meetings, and stop drinking this time? <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ,

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