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Naked drunken driver in Naperville sentenced

A naked, drunken motorist who fondled himself in front of a woman last summer in Naperville has been placed on supervision and ordered to undergo counseling in that case.

Aurora resident Kenneth R. Ewing was convicted of three of six charges that stemmed from the mid-July incident on Naperville’s far west side.

Ewing, 53, pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, public indecency/lewd exposure and reckless driving, according to court records. Companion charges of DUI, driving with expired license plates and driving with improper lighting were dismissed.

Judge James J. Konetski on Oct. 8 placed Ewing on a year of supervision on the DUI and public indecency charges and a year of conditional discharge on the reckless driving count, court records indicated. Konetski also ordered Ewing to undergo DUI counseling and attend driving school, records showed.

Naperville police arrested Ewing about 12:14 a.m. July 12 near High Grove Lane and Ambassador Drive, in an office-industrial area just east of Route 59.

Sgt. Lou Cammiso said police initially responded to a 911 call concerning a naked man who was fondling himself in front of a woman in a commercial area on the 2700 block of Aurora Avenue. The motorist, later identified as Ewing, drove away in a blue Chevrolet car, Cammiso said in July via e-mail.

The car shortly thereafter was seen parked near Jefferson Avenue and Fort Hill Drive, Cammiso said. Police soon after “located the car traveling west on High Grove with no headlights and two flat tires,” Cammiso said.

Patrol officers curbed the vehicle and determined Ewing was drunk, Cammiso said.

Ewing’s only prior contact with law enforcement in DuPage County occurred in May 2012, when Naperville police ticketed him for failure to wear a seat belt, according to records. He paid a fine and court costs to settle that matter, records showed.

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