Todd Exline, 47, a sheriff’s deputy and former head of the Kane County Jail, who had been suspended since he was accused of drunken-driving after a June 29, 2007 traffic stop on Route 25 in Geneva (near Batavia and Mill Race Inn [MAP/SAT]), was fired Monday, March 10, 2008 by a sheriff’s disciplinary panel.
The arrest began with a 911 call from a citizen to report a vehicle driving erratically. A Batavia officer pulled Exline over in Geneva. The Geneva police officers administered the sobriety test, which was failed by Exline. The Batavia officer did not observe Exline driving erratically. Exline was arrested, handcuffed and taken to the Geneva Police Department, but was set free that night over uncertainty of probable cause by Geneva Police Department. After further consideration of the incident, he was later asked to turn himself in.
Todd Exline was found guilty of two of four allegations. The decision ended a 26-year career with Kane County.