A west suburban man was arrested on his birthday Wednesday after driving drunk to a police station, where he got into a fight with his girlfriend in the lobby, then injured an officer while resisting arrest.
Vance Nono, 51, of the 7200 block of West 39th Street in Lyons, had been celebrating his birthday by drinking champagne and rum and cokes for most of the day on April 30, a statement from Riverside police said.
He was planning on driving home with his girlfriend, a 46-year-old Morton Grove woman, when the two began fighting, and he struck her in the face and chest while driving, police said.
Nono, by then “highly intoxicated,” drove to the Riverside police station at 31 Riverside Road, where he and his girlfriend continued fighting in the lobby, police said.
When police tried to question him, he fought with officers and had to be physically subdued. One officer was injured while attempting to book Nono, police said.
The woman refused medical treatment.
Nono was charged with domestic battery, battery to a police officer, resisting a police officer and DUI, and cited for improper lane usage, following too closely and no proof of insurance, police said. He was ordered held on a $12,000 bond.
He has had 10 prior arrests for battery, theft, fighting with police and traffic offenses, police said.