A Romeoville village trustee was arrested last week after crashing his vehicle into a tree while intoxicated, police said.
Romeoville officers responded to the area of Grand Haven Court and Pierport Lane on the village’s west side in reference to a vehicle striking a tree.
Upon arrival, officers identified Kenneth Griffin, 71, of the 600 block of Bridgeman Lane. Griffin was arrested about 11:30 p.m. on charges of DUI and failure to reduce speed.
Griffin was transported to the Romeoville Police Department, where he was booked and issued traffic citations, according to a police news release. He was released on $3,000 bond.
Griffin was appointed to the village board of trustees in February 2011 and was first elected to serve a four-year term in two months later.
Griffin was recently re-elected as a trustee on the April 2 municipal election.
Before retiring from AT&T, Griffin served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war, according to his biography on the village website.
Griffin is also a member of several local organizations.
According to records on the Arizona Supreme Court website, Griffin was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Arizona in 2012. He pleaded guilty to the charge in 2013.
Griffin’s arrest came almost one year after Romeoville Mayor John Noak also was arrested for driving under the influence.
Noak declined to comment when asked about Griffin’s arrest.