Longtime Lisle District 202 member charged with DUI
A longtime Lisle Unit District 202 board member faces DUI charges after her Saturday morning arrest in Lisle.
Pamela Ahlmann, 67, of the 2300 block of Bayside Court in Lisle, was arrested at 1:10 a.m.
Ahlmann is charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol. She was also cited with driving an uninsured motor vehicle and improper lane usage for crossing the centerline and driving over the curb while traveling west on the 1800 block of Short Street, court documents say.
Deputy Chief Ron Wilke said Friday that Ahlmann is alleged to have shown signs of impairment during the field sobriety tests. She also provided a breath sample, but Wilke did not disclose those results.
According to court documents, Ahlmann was swaying outside her vehicle and told the arresting officer she had been "drinking a big glass of wine."
She was later released on an I-Bond, meaning police did not take any money for bond.
Ahlmann, a former District 202 board president, was recently elected as vice president. She was first appointed to the board in 2004. Neither a message left at Ahlmann's house nor an email sent to Ahlmann seeking comment were returned.
Board President Meg Sima called Ahlmann a "tireless public servant" and said the board has not sought her resignation.
"We don't think, at this point, this situation will hamper her ability to continue to serve," Sima said.
On Jan. 19, 2012, Ahlmann was cited for speeding 44 mph in a 20 mph school zone in Woodridge. She eventually pleaded down the citation to a regular speeding citation for traveling 24 mph over the posted limit.
Ahlmann's next court date on the DUI charge is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 15 in courtroom 4015.