By Garth O'Brien | April 17, 2008
Filed Under DUI News
Chicago, Illinois. John Haleas, 37, used to be a Chicago police officer. He was honored three times for his tremendous efforts in keeping the roadways safe from drunk drivers. Haleas, a once renowned DUI cop, has been stripped of his police powers.
Haleas is being sued in federal court by a defendant he arrested for DUI in April 2005. Haleas is also facing felony perjury charges. Apparently, Haleas was creative when writing up DUI police reports. It is alleged he falsely reported the DUI defendant’s performance on the field sobriety tests.
The state’s attorney is dropping DUI cases left and right of defendants arrested by Haleas. So far 156 cases have been dismissed and the state’s attorney is reviewing around 500 more arrests.