Eryn Gray, veteran Will County deputy coroner, was arrested for DUI after allegedly wrecking her car in a single vehicle accident on the 2000 block of Watertower Place.
Before she was placed in jail, Gray tried to coerce the officer into reversing the arrest. “Don’t you know who I am? I’m a deputy coroner,” Eryn Gray, 34, exclaimed. Gray was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and resisting a peace officer, along with various traffic violations, according to police reports. The veteran Will County deputy coroner was arrested for allegedly crashing her car while intoxicated. Gray was jailed on a drunken driving charge and her vehicle was towed to a police holding area.
Gray resisted offices’ attempts to place her in handcuffs. She also refused to allow Crest Hill police officers to fingerprint or photograph her, and refused a sobriety test. According to police reports, she said she consumed a single beer at an Essington Road tavern. While incarcerated, she did not cooperate with staff at the county jail.
Gray also threatened a police officer that Coroner Patrick “O’Neil would call and have your job.” O’Neil referred questions about Gray to Chief Deputy Coroner Robert Brenczewski, who said Gray has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation being conducted by the sheriff’s department.
Gray was hired as a part-time deputy coroner in June 2006. She was made a full-time coroner in July 2007.
Gray is due in court April 8, 2010.