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Report: Tony La Russa Charged With DUI After February Arrest


White Sox manager Tony La Russa was arrested for driving under the influence in Phoenix in February, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan, Paula Lavigne and Charlie Moynihan

La Russa reportedly ran his car into a curb in February, leaving his car "smoking on the side of a Phoenix-area road," per ESPN. He was taken into police custody after a field sobriety test. 

The February arrest marked the second time La Russa has been arrested for driving under the influence. He was previously arrested in 2007 for a misdemeanor DUI in Jupiter, Florida.

La Russa was hired by the White Sox on Oct. 29. He previously managed in Chicago from 1979-86, amassing a 522-510 record. La Russa was fired by White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf in 1986 before a 10-year stint with the A's. 

Chicago's manager was elected to the Hall-of-Fame in 2014. He sports a 2,728-2,365 career record.