Man convicted of driving drunk, possessing drugs in Naperville
BY BILL BIRD firstname.lastname@example.org December 12, 2012 10:46PM
Kevin T. Morin, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, faces trial on charges of DUI alcohol, DUI drugs, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and three traffic-related offenses following his arrest in Naperville.
Updated: January 15, 2013 11:22AM
A man who was arrested twice in eight days last spring in Naperville on charges that included inebriated driving, narcotics possession and trespassing has been sentenced in the second of those matters.
Kevin T. Morin pleaded guilty this week in DuPage County Circuit Court to charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of alcohol. Court records indicated six companion charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence of drugs, driving without insurance, failure to wear a seat belt and speeding were dismissed in exchange for that plea.
Judge Kathryn E. Creswell ordered Morin to perform 30 hours of community service work for the drug possession conviction, court records showed. She also placed him on two years of probation in that matter and two years of court supervision on the drunken-driving charge, according to records.
Morin, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested June 12 during the Naperville Police Department’s “Speed Awareness Day” traffic safety initiative. His car was curbed near 75th Street and Millbrook Drive, where police determined he was driving under the influence of both alcohol and narcotics.
A search of the car yielded drug paraphernalia and substances that field tested positive as small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana, a police spokesman said in June.
Morin found himself in trouble again about 7 p.m. June 20, when police were called to a house on the 900 block of Hobson Road in east-central Naperville.
Patrol officers went there to speak with the homeowner, the police spokesman said. One officer did that while another went to the rear of the house, where he found a man — later identified as Morin — using a screwdriver to loosen or pry open a window.
Further investigation determined Morin is related to the owner. The police spokesman said Morin had been previously told he was not allowed to be inside the house.
Morin in that case was found guilty July 2 of a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to land after being given notice entry was forbidden. Court records indicated Judge Karen M. Wilson sentenced him that day to 26 days in DuPage County Jail and placed him on a year of conditional discharge, a form of probation.