The Robbins Police chief who authorities say exclaimed, "Oh wow," when he was asked to take a sobriety test shortly before his drunken driving arrest last month has stepped down.
Johnny Lewis Holmes said he has retired from his post as police chief after his Dec. 22 arrest in Midlothian. Holmes, who was at the Robbins Police department Monday night, said he retired Thursday.
"Officially, I am no longer chief," Holmes said in a telephone interview. "Everything is relevant. I've done my time and it's time for me to move on. And, in the best interest of all parties involved, that appeared to me and village officials the best resolution to all this."
Midlothian authorities say the 66-year-old Holmes, who also is a member of the Community High School District 218 Board, was so disoriented on the night he was stopped for DUI that he thought he was still in the neighboring village of Posen.
The incident marked Holmes' second DUI arrest in Midlothian in less than three years.
He had led the Robbins Police Department since 1991.