Posted March 05, 2013

Drake Britton arrested for DUI, Red Sox taking it ‘very seriously’

Drake Britton was arrested Saturday for DUI. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Drake Britton was arrested Saturday for DUI. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Red Sox left-hander Drake Britton was arrested Saturday evening in Florida and charged with driving under the influence, according to a report Tuesday afternoon from Gordon Edes of

The 23-year-old pitcher, in his first big-league camp, was clocked by a patrol car with the Lee County Sheriff’s office at 111 mph in a 45 mph zone at 4:42 Saturday morning. He is also being charged with reckless driving and property damage. He came to a stop on a dirt road after attempting to enter a wooded area and when the officer in pursuit asked for his license, Britton handed him his debit card. He refused a breathalyzer but admitted to drinking and was brought to County jail.

Britton was scheduled to pitch Sunday behind Ryan Dempster but was instead optioned to Double-A Portland, where he had spent last season. In 16 starts with Portland, he was 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA, striking out 76 in 84 and 2/3 innings.

The Sox would not elaborate on the situation, only to say that the team is aware of the situation and is taking it seriously:

“This is a matter that the Red Sox take very seriously, and it is being addressed. The club will not make further comment on this matter.”


Seriously, how stupid can these players be?


111mph in a 45?  This story will be followed locally......


This man better serve time.....As a resident of FL, I here the county jails are just wonderful.......






 @Joe69 As a resident of Florida, it's no surprise that you don't know the difference between HEAR and HERE. Nice little trick there with the 69, that's such a cool thing to do. If you're in grade three.