CBS 2′s Dave Savini Pleads Guilty To DUI Charge
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By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Savini was arrested on Jan 4 by Naperville police after a minor car accident in a restaurant drive-thru.
Savini was cited for drunken driving, hit and run, battery and child endangerment.
On Tuesday, a special prosecutor dropped all but the DUI charge.
In a plea agreement, Savini was sentenced to 12 months of court supervision.
He also agreed to pay $3,185 in fines and fees. He will also pay restitution, perform 200 hours of community service, attend a victim impact panel and receive alcohol counseling.
His driver’s license is suspended temporarily.
In a statement issued through his attorney Savini said, “I made a mistake and used bad judgment to drive after drinking. I take full responsibility and I apologize. I deeply regret it.”
Savini has been off CBS 2 since Jan 4.
CBS 2 management said on Tuesday that he will return to work next week.