Report: Pitching prospect Bush arrested on DUI charges after serious accident
Rays pitching prospect Matt Bush was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and fleeing the scene after a serious accident in Port Charlotte on Thursday afternoon, per multiple TV reports.
Per Fort Myers’ WBBH, the Florida Highway Patrol said Bush was driving a Dodge SUV that struck a motorcycle driven by 72-year-old Anthony Tufano then fled the scene, and that alcohol was a factor.
Bush had a solid season at Double-A Montgomery in 2011 and, though recently optioned to the minors, was in line to pitch at Triple-A Durham this season with a chance to reach the majors.
Per the report, Bush was taken to the Charlotte County Jail and charged with fleeing the scene with serious injuries, driving with a suspended license with serious injuries, DUI with serious injuries, and DUI with property damage.