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DeKalb County Republicans vice chairman arrested for DUI


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The vice chairman of the DeKalb County Republican Central Committee was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence.

Andrew Nelms, 26, of the 32000 block of Pleasant Hill Road in Genoa, was arrested about 1:30 a.m., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were assisting a motorist whose vehicle was in a ditch on Somonauk Road south of Fairview Drive, according to the news release. Police arrested him for DUI and took him to the county jail.

Nelms posted $100 bond and his driver's license, according to Lt. Joyce Klein at the DeKalb County Jail, who said that is the statutory bond for that charge.áHe was released from custody about 3:30 a.m.

Nelms also recently served as the campaign manager for Ethan Hastert's failed primary 14th Congressional bid. Mary Simons, DeKalb County Republicans chairwoman, confirmed this afternoon that Nelms is set to be the group's vice chairman until at least March 3, when the County Republicans hold their convention to vote on new officers.

Simons also said Nelms is the Republican committeeman for DeKalb's fifth precinct. Simons wasn't aware of Nelms' residence in Genoa, and as far as she knows, Nelms is registered as a DeKalb voter.

Speaking from Arizona while on vacation, and having just learned of the arrest, Simons offered no further comment on the ramifications of Nelms' DUI charges on his current post or future with the County Republicans.

The Daily Chronicle was unable to reach Nelms on Thursday by cell phone. Nelms did not immediately return messages left by the Daily Chronicle.

– Daily Chronicle

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