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Aurora man charged with drinking at Batavia school

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 11:20 p.m. CST

BATAVIA – Stephen A. Wake, 65, of the 2900 block of Arbor Lane, Aurora, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol following an incident Monday afternoon at H.C. Storm Elementary School.

According to a Batavia Police Department news release, officers were first called to the school at 304 N. Van Nortwick Ave. at 3:31 p.m. for a report of an individual, later identified as Wake, drinking a bottle of wine at the soccer field at H.C. Storm.

The incident happened as school was being dismissed for the day. Monday was the first day of classes for Batavia students.

Police cited Wake for having open liquor in a public place. He told police a friend had dropped him off and that he was watching soccer practice.

At 4:11 p.m., police officers again were called to the school after Wake drove his 2012 Chevrolet Equinox onto the playground located on the school’s south side, according to the release. He failed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested, police said.

According to the release, his blood-alcohol level was above the state’s legal limit of 0.08. He was released from custody after posting bail and a court hearing is set for Sept. 17.

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