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Boston’s Mo Vaughn Charged With Drunken Driving After Accident

Compiled From Wire Services

Boston Red Sox slugger Mo Vaughn was arrested Friday morning in Norwood, Mass., and charged with drunken driving.

State Police Lt. Paul Maloney said Vaughn’s 1997 Ford pickup truck hit a car parked in the breakdown lane on Interstate 95, about 10 miles from his home.

The truck rolled onto its roof after striking the Ford Escort. There were no indications of injuries in a police report and Vaughn refused medical treatment, authorities said.

Vaughn was standing outside his vehicle when police arrived. After a cordial conversation, police decided he had been driving while drunk and he was arrested. He was taken into custody and later released.

He pleaded innocent in Dedham District Court to charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and failing to stay in the lane. He was released without bail and the case was continued until Feb. 26.

The Baltimore Orioles purchased the contract of left-hander Norm Charlton from Rochester, their AAA farm team.

The Chicago White Sox signed outfielder Ruben Sierra and right-hander Jim Bullinger to minor-league contracts. Both will be invited to spring training as non-roster players.

Outfielder Tom Goodwin agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. Terms of the contract weren’t released.

Left-hander Chris Haney and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a $1.6 million, one-year contract.

Left-hander Mark Davis signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Cuban pitcher Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez and two players who defected with him will be able to negotiate next week with major league teams.

Hernandez, and six others who defected with him, will officially become Costa Rican citizens on Monday.