Doctor failed four field sobriety tests

Updated: November 4, 2003, 12:39 PM ET
Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston Red Sox team doctor William Morgan was arrested on drunken driving charges after police said his car was swerving on a highway and they found a nearly empty glass of wine in the front seat.

Morgan failed four field sobriety tests when arrested Sunday night, state police spokesman Lt. Paul Maloney said.

Morgan was released on personal recognizance Sunday night and was arraigned Monday on charges of driving under the influence and drinking alcohol from an open container in a car. He did not immediately return a message left at his home Tuesday.

Morgan, a nationally known hand surgeon, is head of orthopedic surgery at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. Calls to the hospital were referred to spokesman Steve Danehy, who had no immediate comment.

Red Sox officials were aware of the arrest but the team had no comment, spokesman Kevin Shea said Tuesday.


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