Matt Kemp is the wrong target for the Red Sox (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) Red Sox – Dodgers Trade Rumor: Jon Lester for Matt Kemp? Patriots Training Camp Patriots Training Camp Notes: Tom Brady Sees Fewer Reps Red Sox ace Jon Lester throws for the American League All-Star Game from Target Field in Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Red Sox Trade Rumors: AJ Pierzynski to Cardinals, Jon Lester to… rajon_rondo_250/NBA.com Celtics Should Forget About Love, Try to Move Rondo

Red Sox Prospect Drake Britton charged with DUI

Red Sox prospect Drake Britton was arrested Saturday morning. (Courtesy of WEEI.com)

23-year old Red Sox left-handed pitching prospect Drake Britton was arrested at 4:42 a.m. on Saturday morning on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving. Britton drove up to 111 mph in a 45 mph zone while in his black 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, and upon pursuit by the police, he jumped a curb, knocked down a small barbed-wire fence, and continued driving about a quarter of a mile before finally coming to a stop.

The arresting officer smelled alcohol on Britton, who admitted to drinking after refusing a breath test. His speech was slurred and his eyes appeared bloodshot and watery. When asked to retrieve his license, Britton reportedly gave the officer his debit card.

This was Britton’s first appearance in Red Sox spring training, and on Monday the team optioned him to AA Portland, where he pitched last year and held a formidable 4-7 record and 3.72 ERA. According to ESPN.com’s Keith Law, Britton ranks as Boston’s 9th best prospect, but called the pitcher a “dark horse” to possibly break in as a reliever at some point this season.

Tags: ,

Discussion

One comment for “Red Sox Prospect Drake Britton charged with DUI”

  1. I hope he does not get all the time Bobby brown did. http://zautos.com/bobby-brown-serves-nine-hours-in-jail-for-third-dui/ Bobby Brown released after only 9 hours for 3rd DUI

    Posted by Chuck | March 29, 2013, 9:44 pm

Post a comment