Romeoville Mayor arrested for DUI

From the Chicago Tribune:

Hours after he delivered his annual State of the Village speech, Romeoville Mayor John Noak was arrested Thursday and charged with driving under the influence, village officials said.

According to a news release from the Police Department, police were called at 5:46 p.m. regarding a possible intoxicated driver driving west on Belmont Avenue. A short time after the call, police observed the vehicle driving west on Romeo Road just west of Belmont.

The officer stopped the vehicle, driven by Noak, and determined through a field sobriety test that Noak was driving under the influence, police said. Police could not provide Noak’s blood alcohol content. Noak refused to take a breath test or submit to a blood draw, Romeoville police Deputy Chief Steven Lucchesi said Friday.

Noak, who was elected in 2017 to his third term as mayor, was arrested and booked at the Romeoville Police Department, according to the news release. He posted his driver’s license and $100 as bond, Lucchesi said.

…Romeoville village manager Steve Gulden said Noak had delivered the State of the Village speech during a Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce function at the Edward Hospital Athletic & Event Center, about a mile from where Noak was arrested.The event ran from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and alcohol was served. Gulden said he didn’t know if Noak had alcoholic beverages at the event. Gulden declined further comment.

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