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updated: 6/1/2012 5:48 PM

Former Grayslake top cop due back in court on DUI-related charges

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    Matthew McCutcheon


Former Grayslake police chief Matthew McCutcheon is set for another court appearance Wednesday on charges he faces after an alcohol-related crash in March that Wisconsin authorities said he caused.

McCutcheon recently pleaded not guilty to charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating left of centerline, according to Kenosha County Circuit Court records.

Kenosha County police said McCutcheon, 46, of Fox Lake, was drunk when he caused a crash with another vehicle about 10:10 p.m. March 30 just over the border in Silver Lake, Wis. No one was injured in the collision. Authorities said McCutcheon was swaying, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes when they interviewed him after the crash.

Reports state McCutcheon's wife, Pamela, was with him in the front passenger's side of a 2012 Honda sport-utility vehicle when the collision occurred. Documents show Pamela McCutcheon, 47, told deputies she consumed alcohol, while her husband reported drinking three vodka martinis at a Wisconsin restaurant that evening.

The next court proceedings for McCutcheon are set for Wednesday afternoon in Kenosha County.

He was named Grayslake's police chief Feb. 7 and resigned a little more than two months later.

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