Supreme Court Justice's Daughter Arrested for Illinois DUI

A daughter of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was charged with Illinois DUI earlier this week. Ann S. Banaszewski was stopped in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Illinois Monday night around 7:30 pm after someone at a McDonald’s restaurant reported a possible drunk driver.

Banaszewski, 45, had three of her children in her 1996 Ford Econoline van, which lead to additional charges of child endangerment. Banaszewski reportedly submitted to field sobriety tests though Wheaton Deputy Police Chief Thomas Meloni did not disclose her blood alcohol level. He did indicate, however, that “probable cause was established to arrest and charge the driver with DUI.”

Banaszewski was booked at the Wheaton Police Station and later released on a personal recognizance bond. In keeping with standard procedure, her children were taken by a police officer to the home of a family friend.

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