Athletes’ bus driver drunk driving… a tough expedition in Pittsburgh
- on Jun 18, 2023
The away road for Bae Ji-hwan’s team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, is difficult.
Local media including ‘CBS58’,메이저도메인 a public broadcaster in the Milwaukee area, introduced what the Pirates experienced in the process of moving from Chicago to Milwaukee on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time).
The Pittsburgh team boarded a bus to move to Milwaukee after the last game of three straight away games against the Chicago Cubs on the 16th.
The distance between Chicago and Milwaukee is about 148 kilometers, and it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Due to the close distance, major league players also use buses, not airplanes, to travel between the two cities.
The bus carrying the athletes was escorted by the police as in any other expedition.
However, the Illinois State Police escorting the bus noticed something strange while driving on Highway 94. Noticing that the team’s bus was driving erratically.
According to ‘CWB Chicago’, the police initially judged that there was something wrong with the driver’s health and called for an ambulance.
The truth was different. The driver of the bus, a 61-year-old man named Ronald E. Funderberg, was arrested on the spot after police investigations revealed he was intoxicated.
Details such as blood alcohol level were not disclosed. Afterwards, the team arrived safely in Milwaukee and entered three consecutive away matches against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Pirates said,토토사이트 “The most important thing is that everyone on the team arrived safely in Milwaukee. We used the bus provided by the contractor we had been using for this expedition. We are communicating with the parties involved in this matter.”