Principal arrested for DUI

The principal of a private south suburban school is free on $25,000 dollars bond after being stopped for drunk driving.

Michael Zajac of Itasca was stopped in Harwood Heights around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police say his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Zajac faces several charges, including no proof of insurance, transportation of illegal alcohol  and speeding.

Zajac is principal of the Joseph Academy in Hometown, a school that focuses on the needs of children with severe behavioral and learning disabilities.

Court records show he has two prior DUI convictions.

4 comments

  • guest

    Taking my son out of that school first thing tomorrow morning! Do not want that type of leadership for my son! Fire this fool and take away any pension privelegde!

  • Tired of wa$te

    I do hope the school dismisses him of his duties. Clearly he has a problem and that type of behavior is unacceptable in the role he has. I thank God he didn't injure or kill anyone whilst driving under the influence and without insurance. A family member of mine (in AZ) served 6 yrs in prison for his 3rd DUI over a 10 year period. I'm sure zajac will get that slap on the wrist that Illinois is so famous for and be out driving again lickety split!

  • Ita$ca citizen

    I can't believe that more parents aren't in an uproar over this. This guy has a documented battery charge and now has 2 DUI's under his belt…and he is a PRINCIPAL!!!??? This is ridiculous and not only should he be fired, he should me made an example of and receive the maximum sentence possible.

  • Anonymous

    Before u your kid put think about this:
    Have you or any parent have issues w/ this person bring principal prior to thi?
    Not an excuse, but did u think this person is ill and get to wish terrible things upon them, because they are human and made a mistake. Before you judge about a battery charge,you should know the circumstances

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