Romeoville Mayor Pleads Guilty to DUI

From the Patch:

Less than a month after his DUI arrest, Romeoville Mayor John Noak entered a guilty plea in Will County court. Noak, 44, said he received a $1,500 fine and a year’s supervision, and will be required to submit to an alcohol evaluation and attend a victim impact panel.

Noak, 44, who issued a public apology — including apologizing to Romeoville’s police chief and the officers who responded the day of his arrest — said he takes full responsibility for driving while impaired.

Noak told Patch he took a prescribed medication the day of his State of the Village due an abrupt health issue, but said that wasn’t an excuse for what happened. “(The medication) was something I was unfamiliar with, I didn’t realize it would affect my body so severely,” he said. Noak said he also had not eaten anything prior to his speech.

“Being on medication, getting exhausted and not eating, then going out afterward — that was still my responsibility. That’s still impaired,” he said.

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