New court date set for Des Plaines alderman charged with DUI

  • Des Plaines Alderman Mark Lysakowski was arrested in Mount Prospect in January 2021.

    Des Plaines Alderman Mark Lysakowski was arrested in Mount Prospect in January 2021. Courtesy of Mount Prospect Police Dept.

 
 
Updated 7/20/2021 2:53 PM

A new court date has been set for Des Plaines Alderman Mark Lysakowski's drunken-driving case.

Lysakowski is scheduled to appear in the Rolling Meadows branch of Cook County circuit court at 9 a.m. Aug. 18, his attorney's office confirmed. The latest hearing in the matter was held last week.

 

Lysakowski, who represents the 1st Ward, was arrested Jan. 18 after a traffic stop in Mount Prospect. After being stopped, Lysakowski showed a police officer an envelope that revealed his name and political title, according to the officer's report.

Lysakowski refused to submit to field sobriety testing or give a breath sample for analysis, the report said.

He's charged with driving under the influence, improper lane usage and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Lysakowski was reelected to a 4-year term in April.

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