A state representative who was pulled over for suspected drunk driving earlier in May is facing charges that could jeopardize his position. Illinois Representative Steve Reick was arrested in Springfield on May 1. He was slated to make his first court appearance on May 30, where his attorney will begin the process of presenting a DUI defense.
According to the police report, the representative was seen driving between 15 and 20 mph over the speed limit. He also allegedly committed a turn signal violation, and was subsequently pulled over by Illinois State Police troopers. Officers say his pickup truck struck the curb when he pulled over. The man allegedly told officers he was not aware of the legal blood alcohol limit in Illinois, and admitted to having "too much to drink." He then submitted to both a roadside sobriety and breath test.