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Hastert’s Son Arrested for DUI

March 4, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A son of House Speaker Dennis Hastert was

Saturday on charges including driving under the influence of alcohol, the speaker’s office said.

Ethan Hastert was cited for several offenses, including DUI, in the early-morning hours, according to a press release from Hastert’s office.

``It’s regrettable, but as always, Ethan enjoys my love and full support in the face of this difficult situation,″ Hastert, R-Ill., said in the statement. ``Now, we must respect the legal process while this matter is resolved.

A spokesman for the District of Columbia Police Department did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment and details.

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