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Ditka's son arrested for DUI

Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The son of former Chicago Bears head Coach and football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka was arrested for DUI and drug possession following a traffic stop, police said.

Mark E. Ditka, 49, was pulled over for erratic driving near his home in Deerfield, Ill., at 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police said Ditka appeared intoxicated and was ordered to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. He refused a breath test, the Chicago Tribune reported.

While searching his vehicle, police found an unmarked bottle containing Hydrocodone pills. Ditka did not have a prescription for the narcotic.

Ditka was charged with possession of a controlled substance and aggravated DUI, both felonies, the newspaper reported.

Bail was set at $25,000, which Ditka was unable to post. He was being held at Lake County Jail.

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