Grayslake, IL Police Chief Arrested for DUI

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 in DUI/DWI

Matt McCutcheon, 46, was arrested last Friday night for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and being armed while intoxicated after he struck a car on Route 45 as he and his wife were returning from dinner. Neither party was injured.

Responding officers said they found McCutcheon standing outside his black Honda when they arrived. He was swaying and almost lost his balance as he pulled out his wallet and showed his police badge, according to the police report.

“I could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath,” reported Kenosha County Deputy Cheryl Lapenta. “I also observed the subject’s eyes were bloodshot and were glossy. The subject’s speech was very slow.”

Asked if he was carrying a gun, McCutcheon lifted up his shirt and displayed a 9mm handgun in his waistline, the police report states. Lapenta said she removed the gun and found seven live rounds in it, one of them in the chamber.

McCutcheon refused a sobriety test and was taken to Aurora Hospital where a blood sample was drawn. While at the hospital, the police chief said he and his wife had been to the Twin Oaks Country Inn in Wilmot and that he had three vodka martinis.

McCutcheon has been serving as police chief of Grayslake since Larry Herzog stepped down last summer. He was named the permanent replacement just two months ago after a nationwide search drew 120 applicants. His salary is estimated at $130,000. He has been on the force since 1991.

  • Nobody is above law and this has been prove after this arrest. But these incidents need to be discussed in training sessions as an example set up.

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