Romeoville Coach Cleared Of Drunk Driving Charges

YORKVILLE (STMW) — Romeoville teacher and football coach Jeff Kuna has been cleared on charges of drunken driving.

Kuna, 38, of Plainfield, was charged with drunken driving after a traffic stop at 3:12 a.m. Feb. 20 near Route 126 and Schlapp Road. Kuna was driving 68 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone, police said. On Friday afternoon, Kuna was found not guilty of drunken driving after a brief trial in Kendall county.

He was found guilty of speeding and ordered to pay a $200 fine, Kendall County prosecutors said.

Kuna is Romeoville High School’s head football coach. He taught driver’s education and physical education at the school. Since the charges, Kuna had reportedly been moved so he is no longer teaching driver’s ed.

The district was waiting for the outcome of the court case to make a decision on Kuna’s employment. As a third-year teacher, Kuna does not have tenure. Prior to 2008, he was assistant football coach and defensive coordinator at Plainfield Central High School.

No one from the district could be reached for comment Friday evening. Kuna’s attorney did not return calls for comment.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Mike

    wow who did he pay off. He blew more than .08 so how could he not be guilty. He is so lucky he got a second chance and hope he doesn’t blow it. He needs to get help or next time he won’t be as lucky and he will lose his job.

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  • Ron

    name of Kuna’s attorney?

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