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Nov. 16 court date for Ditka’s son

Mark Ditk49 Deerfield charged with aggravated driving under influence alcohol possessicontrolled substance. | Special Sun-Times Media

Mark Ditka, 49, of Deerfield charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance. | Special to Sun-Times Media

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Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka’s son Mark has a Nov. 16 arraignment after he was indicted by a Lake County grand jury on aggravated DUI and unlawful possession of controlled substances charges.

Ditka, 49, was stopped for illegal lane use while on Waukegan Road near Central Avenue in the village. He refused to take a breath alcohol or blood test, Deerfield police said. He was arrested after an officer conducted a field sobriety test.

Police said they found hydrocodone pills inside the Deerfield man’s car when he was arrested in October. Hydrocodone is a narcotic class of drug that requires a doctor’s prescription.

He also was cited for operating an uninsured vehicle, driving on a suspended license and illegal lane use. It is his second DUI arrest in Deerfield in the past year. Breathalyzer results in the first case were thrown out by a judge.

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