UPDATE: Minooka Community High School Teacher Charged with DUI

Woman's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, according to Will County Court documents.

A teacher was charged last week with driving under the influence.

Carrie M. Prosek, 37, of the 1300 block of Phoenix Lane in Joliet, was arrested around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 by police and charged with DUI, illegal parking and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, all misdemeanors, according to the Will County Jail log.

According to Will County Court documents obtained by Channahon-Minooka Patch, Carrie Prosek’s blood-alcohol level registered at .229 at the time of her arrest. A blood-alcohol level of .08 is considered intoxicated in the state of Illinois.

The court documents also said Prosek was "passed out in driver's seat, (had a) strong odor of alcoholic beverage on breath, red eyes, poor balance, and failed (a) field sobriety test."

The documents do not say where the car was parked, but the Will County Sheriff's Office reported she was arrested at the intersection of North Chicago and Columbia streets in Joliet. The documents also do not specify whether the keys were in the car at the time of her arrest. Prosek is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 25.

Prosek is listed as a member of the physical education, health and driver's education department on Minooka Community High School's website.

Minooka Community High School District 111 Director of Community Relations Dave DiLorenzo declined to comment on the charges Thursday. Additional attempts to reach the school were unsuccessful.

charlies angel October 19, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Law & rules are made for a reason. No excuses should be tolerated because of how popular or well liked you are. Bottom line , you're not suppose to be driving intoxicated. Emotions & feelings cannot be the judge of the crime. Like I said before, if your child was hit by this driver, how would you feel then?
DLH October 21, 2011 at 03:43 PM
courtney October 25, 2011 at 12:22 AM
Hey, Carl.... I know you're still popping in here to check on wifey's well being....how about asking her (for the 5th time) to answer why she never posted a REPORTERS ERROR?!!!
Bessie December 01, 2011 at 06:17 AM
Wow.. This was my cardio kickboxing teacher of two years... I just found out, and I do agree with many people that are saying its an invasion to her Privacy.. And who ever the journalist is... I think you should of talked to Ms. Prosek directly and asked her if it was okay to post a big picture revealing how she looks... Because when I started reading this.. I thought I knew the name, but when I saw the picture, it blew my mind that it was her. I love her and she inspires me to do my best. So I just think its sad that people are attacking her... She is an amazing woman and people DO make mistakes. NO ONE is perfect.
Francis February 05, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Coming in late on this story, it did say car was parked but did not say where. It is quite possbile this lady knew she could not drive and was just waiting it out. Perhaps she was waiting to be picked up or just sleeping it off. I think stories like this should only be published if the vehicle was actually being driven. This could possibly ruin her career. If we had proof she went from point A to point B while driving fine.


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