DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Westmont Chief of Police James Gunther announced that bond was set yesterday afternoon for a Westmont man accused of fleeing from police. Brock Vidito, 21 (d.o.b. 9/8/2001) of the 4100 block of Park Street, appeared at a bond hearing yesterday where Judge Brian Telander set bond at $250,000 with 10% to apply. Vidito is charged with one count of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer (Class 4 Felony), one count of Aggravated DUI (Class 4 Felony) and multiple Misdemeanor and petty traffic offenses.
On May 29, 2023, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Westmont Police Department responded to multiple calls of a truck that was repeatedly speeding along residential streets near Grant Street and Richmond Street. Upon his arrival, a Westmont police officer allegedly observed the truck, later determined to be driven by Vidito, disobey a stop sign at Dallas Street and Lincoln Street. The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens but instead of pulling over, it is alleged the truck continued to drive, disobeying multiple stop signs. The truck ultimately pulled into a residential driveway at which time Vidito allegedly exited the truck and was taken into custody. It is alleged that Vidito’s B.A.C. was 0.186 when he was taken into custody. Officers found an open bottle of Corona inside the truck. Vidito is currently out on bond on pending charges of Aggravated DUI (Class 4 Felony), DUI (Class A Misdemeanor) and Assault (Class C Misdemeanor).
“Public safety remains a top priority of my office and while the allegations against Mr. Vidito do not include a high-speed chase, what he is accused of is just as dangerous,” Berlin said. “Driving through a residential neighborhood during a holiday weekend with a B.A.C. more than twice the legal limit and ignoring multiple stop signs as alleged in this case, put not just the motoring public at risk but also the entire neighborhood. I thank the Westmont Police Department for their work in following up on residents’ concerns and for safely taking the defendant into custody. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jaclyn McAndrew and Andrew Poncer for their efforts in preparing a strong case against Mr. Vidito.”
“Patrolling our residential neighborhoods is a top priority of our patrol division,” Gunther said. “Driving intoxicated will not be tolerated and I'm thankful our officers acted with professionalism and were able to safely arrest Mr. Vidito, thus avoiding a tragic outcome. I thank State’s Attorney Berlin's office for continuing to support the officers in the field by charging defendants based on the law and the defendants’ actions.”
Vidito’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 7, 2023, for arraignment in front of Judge Telander.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.