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Elected School Official Facing Charges for New Year’s Eve DUI 

An Illinois elected school board official was arrested in the first hour of the new year for allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

At approximately 1:00 am on New Year’s Day, the authorities performed a traffic stop on the driver of a Toyota Highlander whose vehicle struck a curb. 

When the driver pulled over, the police said she did not immediately give them her license, and it was believed that she was drunk.  

When she eventually retrieved her license, she was identified as a 50-year-old who is an elected school board member for DuPage High School District 88. 

The woman reportedly said she had been to a bar and a nearby pub where she had one or two shots of alcohol. She said that while she was there, she got into a verbal altercation with an intoxicated man. 

It was reported that the woman also told the officer that she has a breathalyzer in her car and that she used it before driving. She allegedly said it showed that she had a .08 blood-alcohol level.  

When asked about her bumping into the curb, the woman reportedly told them that it is normal for her to do that when she drives. 

According to reports, when her car was searched, the police found three small bottles of cinnamon whiskey on the floor. They also allegedly found a marijuana vape pen in the front center console near the radio, but they were unable to locate the breathalyzer that the woman said she had in the car. 

The woman allegedly shared with the officer that she probably drank too much to be driving. She was placed under arrest for DUI and improper lane usage. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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