A Village of Romeoville trustee was booked by Will County Sheriff's police on a charge of driving on a revoked license Monday morning and sent to jail after he voluntarily revoked his bond, according to Will County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kathy Hoffmeyer.
"He showed up today for a pre-trail hearing stemming from a June 2013 charge from the Illinois State Police," Hoffmeyer said. "He was remanded from court to our jail after he voluntarily revoked his bond."
Griffin first was appointed as a Village Trustee on Feb. 9, 2011, to fill a vacant seat, then elected to serve a four-year term in April of 2011. He is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 26).
"For whatever reason, he chose not to bond out," Hoffmeyer said. "Is that a little strange? A litte weird? Maybe not if it's cold outside and you don't have some place to stay."
All kidding aside, Hoffmeyer said, "I have no idea why he would do that. I don't know the details of his situation. He does have a few driving violations from the past several years. But I don't know his story."
Hoffmeyer said Griffin's record shows he was arrested twice for speeding in Plainfield—once in 2007 and again in 2012. She said Griffin also has minor traffic violations on his record from 2005 and '07 in Romeoville.