Sauget Fire Chief Gets Probation for Illinois DUI

Roger Thornton, fire chief for the small Illinois village of Sauget east of St. Louis, has accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors in a case of IL DUI in St. Clair County. Thornton must complete two years of probation, pay a $3,000 fine and attend alcohol counseling. If he is not arrested for another incident of driving under the influence in Illinois during probation, his conviction will be sealed.

Thornton was driving while intoxicated when he crashed a village owned SUV into a concrete pole on October 18. He had no prior DUI arrests on his record.

Thornton expressed regret for

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