Hillcrest High School driver’s ed teacher quitting after DUI charge
By Mike Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org December 10, 2013 9:30PM
A driver's education teacher at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills is resigning after being charged with drunken driving following a Nov. 30 crash in the parking lot of this Culver's restaurant at 183rd Street and Sayre Avenue in Tinley Park. | Mike Nolan~Sun-Times Media.
Updated: January 12, 2014 6:31AM
A Hillcrest High School driver’s education teacher is resigning after being charged with drunken driving following a crash last month in Tinley Park.
Vincent Kasley, 46, a physical education teacher at the Country Club Hills school, has been with the district for 14 years. The Bremen High School District 228 Board will consider his resignation at its Dec. 17 meeting, Lori DeVos, a district spokeswoman, said Tuesday.
Kasley was the former athletic director at the district’s Bremen High School for two years, stepping down after the 2007-2008 school year to resume teaching. At Hillcrest, he also was an assistant baseball coach.
Along with drunken driving, Kasley was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and leaving the scene of an accident. He is due to appear in court Jan. 4, according to police.
Kasley, of Tinley Park, lives less than two miles east of where the crash occurred Nov. 30 in the parking lot of a Culver’s restaurant at 183rd Street and Sayre Avenue.
Two witnesses told police they saw the gray 2010 BMW 320i that Kasley was driving turn north from 183rd into the restaurant’s parking lot, go over a curb and hit a tree, then veer east and strike another curb. The crash occurred just before 7:30 p.m.
Kasley got out of the car and was found by officers walking near Sayre just north of the restaurant, police said.