Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 3/5/13
Via Gordon Edes' Twitter page comes word that Sox prospect Drake Britton was arrested Saturday for DUI, reckless driving, and property damage. In a series of tweets, Edes notes that Britton was going 111 mph in a 45 zone, and was arrested just before 5:00 in the morning. He swerved between cars and eventually hit a curb and crashed through a barbed-wire fence. Terrible news on some terrible judgment from Britton, a left-handed pitcher who SoxProspects rates as the 13th-best prospect in the system. He split time between Salem and Portland last year, struggling at Salem while posting a sub-4.00 ERA in Portland. The Red Sox optioned him to AA Portland yesterday. He wasn't expected to make the big club or play any serious role for it this year.
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