The Pittsburgh Pirates are not having the best season in 2023 so far. It got a little bit crazier just before a game this week.
A bus driver who had been hired to transport the Pittsburgh Pirates from Chicago to Milwaukee was arrested and charged with DUI on Thursday night after he was pulled over by Illinois State Police troopers for driving erratically, according to a report by CWB Chicago.
“During the escort, the bus driver [was not] following the escort and was traveling away from the escorting officers,” police said in a written statement. “Troopers observed more erratic driving and stopped the bus on the right shoulder of Interstate 94 northbound at Dempster Street.”
61-year-old Ronald E. Funderburke of Shelby, N.C. was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and transported to Chicago Police Department 16th District.
The Pirates would eventually arrive in Milwaukee, losing 5-4 to the Brewers on Friday night in the first of a three-game series.
The Pirates would also lose on Saturday and it dropped their record under .500 as they currently sit in 3rd place in the NL Central.
As a franchise, the Pirates haven’t qualified for the playoffs since 2015.
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