CHICAGO (CBS) — Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker was arrested for driving drunk on the Kennedy Expressway final week, after being discovered sleeping at the wheel and blocking visitors.
As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, drivers noticed a automotive in the course of the Kennedy close to the Jane Byrne Interchange development zone. Many assumed the person slumped over the wheel wanted medical consideration.
But when the Chicago Police and Fire departments arrived, they are saying the driving force actually wanted to sober up.
The Kennedy stays busy with automobiles day and night time. But it was round 1 a.m. final Friday morning when a person was going nowhere on the southbound Kennedy at Monroe Street.
When officers arrived, police informed us the person sleeping within the operating black Volkswagen sport-utility car was Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker. Chicago Police booked Booker for obstructing drivers on a freeway and driving underneath the affect.
While it isn’t clear if he was in a personal car or a city-issued one. Police stated Booker was so intoxicated that he merely fell asleep behind the wheel.
CBS 2’s Terry stopped by Mayor Booker’s home to see if he may clarify himself, however nobody got here to the door.
Over at Maywood Village Hall, all was quiet at the constructing the place the mayor’s identify is proudly plastered on the door.
We have no idea the place Mayor Booker was coming from, nor did investigators reveal his blood alcohol stage.
But on Tuesday night time, four days after his arrest, Mayor Booker was back to dealing with the village’s business.
Booker has not addressed the DUI publicly. But he can have to take action when he steps into courtroom within the coming weeks