Boston Red Sox prospect, Drake Britton, was arrested and charged with drunk driving on March 2 during the early hours of the morning. According to the Red Sox website, Britton was traveling at 111 miles per hour when he was apprehended by Lee County Sheriffs in Southwest Florida.
Police said that Britton knocked down a barbed-wire fence and kept driving before he was arrested near Estero, Fla., close to the Red Sox spring training home in Fort Myers. Britton, 23, was charged with driving under the influence, property damage and reckless driving. He had allegedly told the arresting officer he had been drinking. He was brought to the Lee County Jail at 4:42 a.m. EST.
Red Sox manager John Farrell commented on the incident. “We take every situation like that seriously,” he said. “In this case, with Drake, it’s still being addressed. We’re still gathering information and the facts of what transpired. Fortunately, in this case, there was no one injured, but the bottom line is that it’s a very serious issue with us.”
Britton was released at 10:41 a.m. on Saturday on a $2,250 bond and has a court appearance set for March 18 according to the Red Sox website.