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Former Lake County Judge Guilty of Resisting Arrest

David Hall, of Waukegan, acquitted of DUI charge



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    A former Lake County Judge was acquitted of a DUI Monday but found guilty of resisting arrest.

    David Hall, of Waukegan, was sentenced to 1-1/2 years on conditional discharge, fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

    Hall was arrested April 26, 2008 in Vernon Hills after rolling up his car window on an officer during a traffic stop.

    The incident prompted officers to pepper-spray Hall. Blood tests later showed he had a blood-alcohol level of .10 percent.

    Judge F. Keith Brown, who delivered the Monday verdict, ruled in 2010 that proper medical protocols weren’t followed in taking the sample and threw out the results.

    The former Lake County judge then filed an excessive force lawsuit against the two officers, including one who died of a heart attack.

    Hall worked as an attorney for 13 years, an associate judge for 11 years and a full circuit judge for 12 years before retiring in April after he was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.