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updated: 7/14/2013 7:59 PM

School principal from Itasca faces DUI charge

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  • Michael Zajac

    Michael Zajac

Daily Herald report

An Itasca man who is a principal of a South suburban school was arrested over the weekend for his third DUI, officials said.

Michael Zajac, 37 of Itasca, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence at around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning in the near West suburb of Harwood Heights, according to police.

He was also cited for illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage, speeding and no proof of insurance.

Zajac is principal of Joseph Academy's South suburban location in Hometown. The school, which treats students with severe emotional needs, also has locations in Des Plaines and DuPage County.

According to media reports, Zajac was also convicted of DUIs in 1997 and 2000.

Zajac was held on $25,000 bond and will next appear in court on Tuesday, according to Cook County records.

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