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Retired White Sox Catcher Carlton Fisk Pleaded Guilty to DUI

Retired White Sox player Carlton Fisk agreed to Will County's terms.

Retired White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI on Thursday in Will County Court in Joliet.

The SunTimes Media reported the story.

Arrested on Oct. 22 by New Lenox police and charged with DUI, the SunTimes Media said 64-year-old Fisk pleaded guilt to one year of court supervision. He will also pay $1,250 in court costs

DUI, 64-year-old Fisk pleaded guilty to one year of court supervision. He will also pay $1,250 in court costs.

Represented in court by former Will County Circuit Judge Stephen White, who is on the board of education for Lincoln-Way High School District 210, Fisk was also ordered to complete an alcohol abuse program. According to the SunTimes Media, part of that program demands that he meet with select families who had lost loved ones due to drunken drivers. 

Will County State's Attorney Spokesperson Chuck Pelkie said a special Appellate Court prosecutor was assigned to handle the Fisk case.

Fisk had been booked on charges of DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.

Police found the Hall of Famer, who currently lives in Bradenton, FL., in a cornfield stupor behind the wheel of his pickup truck near Gougar and Spencer Roads. He was charged with DUI and spent the night in jail.

New Lenox police arrested retired Chicago White Sox player, Carlton Fisk, on charges of drunken driving and related violations.

Fisk's defense attorney White said his client did not realize the effect that mixing alcohol and prescription drugs would have on his ability to drive, according to a story in the Tribune story.

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Donna Pinto December 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
No Ron, you didnt but others did. I agree with what you said. It doesnt matter anyway people will always judge.
John Paul December 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM
School board members do not get paid so they need to keep their "day jobs". If his day job is representing defendants as an attorney, this is what he has to do. Besides, a DUI defendant has the right to an attorney.
JP December 29, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Kept his license--unlike most first time offenders unless they have big money and the representation it can buy--Illinois is not known as the most corrupt state without reasons--money and clout always trump justice--vodka in the truck--middle of the cornfield--who is kidding who?
Walker Percy December 31, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Steve White is a tool. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he got his law degree from Lewis University--whose law school doesn't even exist anymore because it was a such a joke. White probably charged a huge retainer and got Fisk the same result anybody else would have got. White is one of the worst D210 board members there is. He keeps the seat warm but doesn't contribute anything.
Chauncy January 07, 2013 at 10:38 PM
So you're not a fan of Steve White then?

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