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Mark Ditka DUI trial set for Jan. 30

Mark Ditk49 Deerfeld arrested October for his second DUI possessicontrolled substance. Tested positive for narcotics during random drug test November

Mark Ditka, 49, of Deerfeld arrested in October for his second DUI and possession of a controlled substance. Tested positive for narcotics during a random drug test on November 2, 2012. | Special to Sun-Times Media

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Updated: February 24, 2013 6:11AM



The DUI trial of Mark Ditka, son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka, has been set over to Jan. 30.

Mark Ditka, 50, of Deerfield, faced a bench trial Tuesday on charges of aggravated DUI and possession of a controlled substance, but his attorney, Robert Ritacca, asked Lake County Circuit Court Judge Mark Levitt for a continuance. Levitt granted the continuance until Jan. 30.

Mark Ditka was stopped Oct. 7 for illegal lane use on Waukegan Road near Central Avenue in Deerfield, police said, and was arrested after a field sobriety test. Police said they found a bottle of the prescription drug hydrocodone when they searched his car.

He remains free from custody.



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