Grayslake, IL – Intoxicated Man Sleeping at DUI Panel Attacks Sergeant

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Grayslake, IL – A DUI victim impact panel in Grayslake, Illinois, became the scene of an assault on Wednesday, when Nicholas R. Goheen, 41, of Park City, allegedly attacked a Lake County Sheriff’s Sergeant. 

According to police reports the incident unfolded at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the 19300 block of West Washington Street, where Goheen was attending the panel. Initially found sleeping by the sergeant, Goheen was awakened and asked to leave due to the requirement of active participation in the panel.

Upon being confronted, Goheen, who appeared to be intoxicated, became aggressive and physically assaulted the sergeant, leading to a scuffle. The sergeant sustained minor injuries, including abrasions and bruises, and was treated at a nearby hospital. Following the altercation, Goheen was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer and other felonies. 

Goheen is now being held at the Lake County Jail, awaiting a court appearance. This case reiterates the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.

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