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School Principal Arrested for DUI

July 30th, 2013 at 9:18 am

Most people would agree that it is the role of school employees to educate children and to serve as a good example to them. According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, a private school principal served as anything except a role model.


Joseph Academy principal, Michael Zajac, was arrested on DUI charges with a blood alcohol level that was two times the legal limit. What is ironic about the arrest is that Joseph Academy, located in Hometown, is a school that deals with children who have “severe emotional challenges”, as cited by the school’s website.

This is not Zajac’s first brush with the law. He received a DUI in 1997 as well as 2000. He also was convicted of battery in 2003 for which he received a sentence of 25 days of public service and 18 months of supervision by the court. With his current arrest, he is facing several charges. He has been charged with a felony aggravated DUI and he also received citations for improper lane usage, speeding, illegal transport of alcohol, and not having proof of insurance. He has been ordered by the Cook County Criminal Court to be held on a bond of $25,000.00.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or any other drug is a serious offense that could lead to the injury of yourself as well as other people. If you are going to be drinking, make use of a designated driver. If you do find yourself charged with a drunk driving charge, the first thing that you need to do is to contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney to represent you right away. It is your attorney’s job and mission to present the best defense in your case. This is especially true if like the above story, you have more than one drunk driving conviction.


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Written by Staff Writer

July 30th, 2013 at 9:18 am

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