EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Former Assistant State's Attorney Thomas H. Nevins was at work the day he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
Nevins was fired by State's Attorney Thomas Gibbons this week.
"At this time, we have no information to suggest he was he drinking while performing his duties as a felony prosecutor," according to Stephanee Smith, spokeswoman for the Madison County State's Attorney's Office.
She said Nevins did not sign any warrants on Dec. 23 -- the day he was arrested, but she was unsure whether he appeared in court on any felony cases.
No review of Nevins' cases are scheduled right now, Smith said, but may occur if information warrants.
Nevins, 53, of Litchfield, was stopped by Edwardsville police on Thursday in the 200 block of Conventry Place after they received complaints that a 2010 black Subaru Outback was driving across the center line. It was 5 p.m., and he was just a few hundred feet from the Criminal Justice Center where felony cases are prosecuted.
Officer Brandon Whittaker wrote in a law enforcement sworn statement that Nevins smelled strongly of alcohol, had glazed eyes, appeared disoriented and admitted drinking and was unsteady on his feet.
Whittaker ticketed Nevins with DUI, unlawful lane usage, illegal parking, and illegal transportation of alcohol. A special prosecutor will handle Nevins case. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 2.
Nevins refused field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer test.
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