Report: DUI charge against Tony La Russa will be refiled in different court

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(670 The Score) A driving under the influence charge against White Sox manager Tony La Russa in Maricopa County in Arizona is being refiled in a different justice court, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday morning, citing a spokesperson for the county’s attorney’s office.

Earlier Monday, a report emerged from an Arizona television station indicating that the charge was being dismissed. That procedure was considered a formality as the case moves to a different court, the Sun-Times reported. It wasn’t immediately clear to where the case is shifting.

The DUI charge against La Russa stems from an incident in February in the Phoenix area in which he crashed his vehicle against a curb and was found to have a .095 blood alcohol concentration, according to a police report. The legal limit is .08.

After a delay in part due to COVID-19, the charge was formally filed on Oct. 28, a day before the White Sox announced the hiring of La Russa and held him.

La Russa pled guilty to a DUI charge back in 2007 as well. The White Sox have declined to address the La Russa mess outside of releasing a short statement acknowledging that the charge is a serious issue and saying he deserves due process.