A school board member and south suburban police chief has been charged with his second DUI in less than three years, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Robbins Police Chief Johnny Holmes, 66, was pulled over around 10:30 p.m. Dec. 22, after he was reported to have cut off another driver.
According to the Tribune, Holmes was found with a flask of liquor in his pocket and a blood-alcohol content of .194, more than twice the legal limit.
At first Holmes denied he had had any alcohol, but he eventually admitted to drinking earlier at Posen Pub. Holmes also thought he was still in Posen, the Tribune cited the police report.
Holmes failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He was eventually charged with two counts of DUI, police said.
The Robbins police chief currently sits on the Community High School Dist. 218 school board, that includes H. L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, and Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights. Holmes was arrested for DUI in March 2010, also in Midlothian, when he allegedly swerved into a lane of oncoming traffic.
At that time, Holmes was suspended with pay while his case was under review by the village board. He was issued a verbal warning by Robbins village trustees.