The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Ald. Dixon Arrested For DUI

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 21, 2009 6:30PM

2009_01_21_dixon.jpg Alderman Sharon Dixon (24th) was arrested for DUI last night after an argument with police. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. when Dixon approached a police controlled intersection in the 6900 block of North Sheridan Road. Police were controlling the area due to a fire and Dixon asked them to move their cars so she could get through. According to Chicago Police Officer Laura Kubiak, when the police told her she would have to move her car, Dixon got out of the car and yelled at the officers. The police simply charged her with obstructing traffic and no proof of insurance.

But nooooooo, Ald. Dixon was not done. She approached the police a second time, allegedly "grabbing the door handle of their squad car and demanding their badge numbers." It was then the officers smelled the booze on her breath and made the DUI arrest. Dixon was released this morning from the Belmont District headquarters around 9:30 a.m., saying, "I will have my day in court." That day is March 9.

Image from Ald. Dixon's website