DUI charges dropped against Mike Ditka's son

February 24, 2012 6:16:43 PM PST
Lake County prosecutors dropped felony DUI charges against the son of former Bears coach Mike Ditka.

Fifty-year-old Michael Ditka was charged last April.

The judge said Friday that Ditka's SUV was parked in a Deerfield strip mall and the keys were not in the ignition when an officer approached. He determined that there was no reasonable suspicion to charge Ditka. The state's attorney then dropped the charges.

Ditka could have faced up to seven years in prison if convicted.