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Man hits Naperville cop car, gets hit with DUI

Donald Greco
Donald Greco

There’s probably nothing worse than being stopped by the police and then being arrested for DUI.

Unless, of course, it’s being stopped by the police and then being arrested for DUI right after you’ve backed into the side of a parked police squad car.

That’s what allegedly happened over the weekend to Naperville resident Donald Greco, who now faces trial in DuPage County Circuit Court on a charge of driving under the influence.

Greco, 59, lives on the 1600 block of Auburn Avenue, in the University Heights neighborhood on Naperville’s southeast side. The alleged trouble occurred about 1:40 a.m. Saturday in a public parking lot at 44 W. Van Buren Ave., according to a written Naperville police report.

Sgt. Bill Davis said an unmarked police squad car was parked there at the rear of one of the downtown area’s restaurants. The officer at the time “was outside the vehicle in the patio area of the restaurant, speaking with two subjects on an unrelated matter,” Davis wrote in an email.

The officer watched as the driver of a black, 2014 GMC began “backing up from a parking spot and backed into the passenger side of the squad,” Davis said. The officer yelled at the motorist to stop, but the driver, later identified as Greco, did not hear him, Davis said.

“Further investigation revealed (Greco) had been drinking, and was determined to be under the influence,” Davis said. He was taken to the police station for photographing and processing and charged with DUI.

An examination of court documents revealed Greco has received several traffic tickets in DuPage County, but has no criminal record there or in Kane and Will counties.

Greco is free on bond. His preliminary court appearance date is pending.

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