Worth Police Commissioner Charged With DUI
Worth man charged with DUI after minor accident near 143rd Street and Harlem Avenue.
Tinley Park police charged Frank Lesiak, 74, of 7428 W. 111th St. in Worth, with driving under the influence after he was stopped on Dec. 23.
Police said a motorist told them he had been in an accident minutes earlier near 143rd Street and Harlem Avenue and described the car that had struck him after making a U-turn on Harlem.
Police said they soon spotted the car and pulled it over after it had drifted over the center line repeatedly.
Police said the driver identified himself as Frank Lesiak and that he agreed to take field sobriety tests that he failed.
He asked to take a breath alcohol test and registered .108; .08 is considered drunk in Illinois.
When told he had failed, police said Lesiak became uncooperative and cursed at them.
Officers said he told them he couldn't be driving drunk because he was a Police Commiisioner in Worth.
Police said Lesiak continued to berate officers while they transported him to the Tinley Park police station repeatedly saying they "would rot in hell."
Police said Lesiak had slurred speech and the strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
Officers said in their report that Lesiak measured .114 on a second breath alcohol test administered at the police station.
Cook County police handled the accident report, which was not available.
Worth Police Chief Martin Knolmayer confirmed that Lesiak is a Police Commissioner for the village.
"He informed me about the incident," Knolmayer said.
Lesiak was later released on bond and given a court date.