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Naperville man sentenced in mother-son DUI case

Dimitriy V. Nosenko
Dimitriy V. Nosenko

An inebriated motorist from Naperville who called his mother for help last winter after his car became mired in a snowbank — only to have his mother allegedly drive to the scene while drunk — has been convicted of drunken driving.

Dimitriy V. Nosenko, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in that March 6 incident, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.

Associate Judge James J. Konetski accepted Nosenko’s plea and placed him on two years of court supervision, records showed. A second count of driving under the influence and one of improper lane usage were dismissed in exchange for that plea.

Nosenko’s mother, Natalia P. Nosenko, 42, also appeared Tuesday in Konetski’s courtroom to answer a charge of driving under the influence that same morning, as well as for allegedly driving drunk again early last month in Naperville. Court records did not indicate whether she entered pleas to those charges or had one or both cases continued.

The Nosenkos live on the 1300 block of Monmouth Avenue in Naperville’s University Heights neighborhood. They were arrested within minutes of each other.

Naperville police Sgt. Bill Davis said Dimitriy Nosenko telephoned his mother, after his gray, 2011 Toyota Corolla became stuck in a snowbank on the 900 block of Mill Race Lane. That is in the Signal Point area and a short distance west of the family’s home.

A patrol officer was sent there to investigate a report of a disabled vehicle. Dimitriy Nosenko “was found to be under the influence and was arrested,” Davis said.

Natalia Nosenko “was at home when she got a call from Dimitriy, to come and assist him getting his vehicle unstuck,” Davis said. She drove her gray, 2012 Honda van to the area and “was also found to be DUI, and was subsequently arrested,” Davis said.

Police charged Natalia Nosenko, who also spells her first name Natalya, with driving under the influence, driving without insurance and stopping, parking or standing on a roadway.

Natalia Nosenko was arrested again May 6 near Cassin Road and Naper Boulevard in Naperville, about two miles west and south of her home. She faces trial in that case on charges of DUI, speeding in a school zone, driving on the wrong side of the road and driving without insurance.

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