Red Sox's Britton arrested for DUI after reportedly going 111 in 45 zone
Red Sox prospect Drake Britton was arrested for DUI over the weekend. He was going 111 in a 45-mph zone before crashing into a fence.
This is quite bad:
Sox p Drake Britton was arrested on reckless driving, DUI and property damage charges. Arrest report says he was driving 111 mph in 45 zone— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) March 5, 2013
Arresting officer said Britton was swerving thru slower-moving cars at that speed before jumping curb and crashing thru barbed wire fence— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) March 5, 2013
Britton, 23, was arrested at 4:42 a.m. on Saturday and was scheduled to pitch on Sunday. He was scratched from that appearance and instead optioned to Double-A Portland.
The left-hander was a 23rd-round pick in 2007, and Baseball America ranked him as the 11th-best prospect in Boston's system in their 2013 Prospect Handbook. Britton went 7-12 with a 4.44 ERA in 24 starts and two relief appearances for Portland and High-A Salem last season. He allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings this spring.
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