You Can't Arrest Me! My Dad's A Supreme Court Judge!

Justice's daughter pleads guilty to DUI
Court supervision for Wheaton woman

By Art Barnum
Tribune staff reporter

A daughter of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunken driving in Wheaton in February. Ann S. Banaszewski, 45, a Wheaton mother of five, had three of her children in her van when she was stopped by police.

Banaszewski accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors and was sentenced by DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin to 18 months of court supervision. She also was ordered to perform 140 hours of public service (of which 40 hours must be beneficial to children), attend counseling and treatment sessions, attend a victim-impact panel and pay $1,500 in fines and fees.

Assistant State's Atty. Michael O'Donnell, as part of the agreement, dropped four other charges, including endangering the life of a child, failure to secure a child younger than age 8 in a child-restraint system, improper lane usage and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.

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