By Bill Bird
A Metra Railway passenger has been ordered to perform 80 hours of community service work for spraying a conductor in the face with dog repellent last fall during a disturbance at a train station in Wheaton.
DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Robert G. Kleeman also placed the woman, Latoya M. Moore, on 18 months of probation, and ordered her to pay a total of $905 in fines and legal costs, according to court records.
Moore, 27, of West Chicago, originally faced trial on a felony charge of aggravated battery of a transit employee or passenger. She was convicted Tuesday of a lesser charge of battery, court records showed.
Wheaton police arrested Moore shortly before 9 a.m. Nov. 14, after being called to Metra’s College Avenue train depot near the city’s downtown.
Police in November said a woman, later identified as Moore, had debarked an eastbound train after it pulled into the station. Moore refused to produce her ticket after being asked to do so by a conductor, police said.