Oak Lawn DUI Arrests, Feb. 10-14
An open 12-pack of Miller in the back seat and leaning on the car for support while you talk to police isn't a good start to Valentine's day. Buzzed driving arrests in Oak Lawn.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14
An Oak Lawn police officer went to check the area of 95th Street and Kostner Avenue in response to a citizen's call of a reckless driver driving a Ford Explorer around 12:37 a.m., reports said.
Police said the driver, identified as David Bradley, 33, of Chicago, did not have a valid driver’s license when he was pulled over in the 5200 block of West 95th Street. Bradley smelled of alcohol and had to be asked several times for his driver's license, according to the report.
After allegedly admitting to being “a little drunk” police said that Bradley had to lean on his car to keep his balance.
Police said the citizen who phoned in the report positively identified the Ford Explorer as the vehicle seen being driven recklessly down 95th Street.
The Chicago man would not submit to field sobriety tests at the police station but agreed to take a Breathalyzer test, with a result of .218, reports said.
Bradley was charged with driving under the influence, DUI over .08 and operating an uninsured vehicle.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
A man who said he had “two drinks” was charged with DUI when he was observed speeding and swerving near 94th Street and Cicero Avenue, reports said.
Oak Lawn Police said that Dennis Barrios, 41, of Crestwood, was going 54mph in a 35mph speed zone. Reports said the officer observed an open 12-pack of Miller beer and several empty beer cans on the back seat floor.
Barrios pulled several items out of his wallet before he located an ID card identifying himself. He told police that had been issued a ticket and did not have his driver’s license, reports said.
Asked if he’d been drinking, Barrios allegedly admitted, “a little bit.”
Police said refused to take a preliminary breath test or submit to one at the police station.
Barrios was cited for DUI, speeding, operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to display a driver’s license and using a vehicle for illegal activities. His next court appearance is March 18.
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