A Naperville Township trustee has been arrested and charged with drunken driving in downstate Normal.
Paul J. Santucci, who is also a member of the Naperville Township Republican Organization’s executive board, is free on $100 bond and scheduled to appear Dec. 17 in McLean County Circuit Court.
Assistant Normal Police Chief Kirk Ijams confirmed the 48-year-old Santucci was arrested about 12:14 a.m. Nov. 13 on Greenbriar Drive in Normal. He was charged with driving under the influence, and also ticketed for driving without insurance and driving with an expired registration, Ijams said Monday afternoon.
Ijams would not discuss details of Santucci’s arrest, but a source familiar with the case said police found him inside his car in a strip mall parking lot.
The Sun on Monday filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Normal town clerk’s office, seeking a copy of the Santucci case police narrative. The processing of that request was expected to take up to two weeks.
A Sun reporter also left a business card late Monday afternoon with a relative at Santucci’s home in the Oakhurst area of Aurora, and made a request that he call to discuss the case. Santucci as of Tuesday afternoon had not responded to that request.
Information posted on the Naperville Township website indicated Santucci since 2007 has lived in the township and served as Republican committeeman. Santucci since 2008 has been the Naperville Township Republican Organization’s secretary and formerly served as treasurer, according to the website.
He earned degrees from Southern Illinois University, George Williams College of Aurora University and the University of Notre Dame, the website showed. He has been chief executive officer of a Chicago communications company and currently is a communications consultant, a licensed real estate broker and a certified soccer coach, according to the website.
Santucci also has volunteered with or been a member of myriad organizations, including the DuPage County Forest Preserve, the Wheatland Athletic Association, Loaves & Fishes, the Naperville Rotary International and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, the website indicated.