Cops: Drunken Driver Tried To Enter Wrong Home

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (STMW) – A west suburban man is facing a drunken driving charge after allegedly trying to enter someone else’s Naperville home and telling police he had “no clue” where he was.

Dustin A. Welch, 28, was arrested about 3:32 a.m. Thursday after allegedly trying to enter a house on the 1100 block of North Wright Street on Naperville’s north side.

Written police reports showed Welch stopped at the house, walked up to the front door and began turning its doorknob. The commotion awakened the residents, who called police.

The reports indicated when police arrived and confronted Welch, he stated he “did not have a clue as to where he was or why he was there.” Welch lives on the 400 block of Kensington Court, just east of Naperville’s Cress Creek neighborhood and about a mile west of the Wright Street address.

Welch was arrested and charged with drunken driving, according to the reports.



  • tommmy

    OH suburbia! haha..which cookie cutter home is mine???

    • Jennifer

      That’s funny! Heck, the streets, the trees, even the SUVs all look the same!

  • guest

    How was he charged with drunk driving when he wasn’t in vehicle?
    Public intoxication yes. DUI no. His lawyer will get this tossed..
    Great job cops.

  • Gerald Spencer

    In Florida, if you are drunk, make this mistake, you will be charged with felony trespass; just for trying the doorknob. Makes you wonder why Florida prisons are full? For Florida DUI you just go to AA for a short time, try a doorknob and you are in prison.

  • Lynn Urlaub

    DUI? What was he driving at the time the officers appeared? The DOOR KNOB? I’ve been told that unless the officer “witnesses” the actual act of driving the vehicle under the influence; they can’t issue a DUI ticket. I was told that by the police when I called in a drunk taxi driver. By the time the police arrived, the driver had exited his cab and was standing in his driveway. The police refused to issue a ticket. Yeah, his lawyer will have this tossed in roughly 15 minutes. All cops care about is REVENUE, REVENUE, REVENUE – not common sense – no wonder our jails & courts are such a joke.

  • RWM

    He probably drove up to the house, got out of his car, stumbled to the door and tried to get in. Not many people walk from a bar to a house in Naperville. Obviously whoever wrote this story didn’t include d-e-t-a-i-l-s.

    • Average Guy

      Yeah, like whether or not the police asked him, “how did you get here?” If he said he drove, he’s toasts! Because we all know drunks always offer up more than asked.

  • Fred

    Funny suburban jokes. You morons probably should know he was at a single family home and his residence is an attached townhome with a large courtyard. Was probably looking for someone.

  • franklin808

    Thanks to strict gun control in Illinois, this man is still alive. If he had been in any of the other 56 states, he would be dead. We need more gun control.

  • idunno

    too bad he didnt get in ! , there was a real good home run inn
    pizza in the freezer !

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