South Suburban Drunken Driving Arrests, Nov. 20
If you've been drinking, try not to drive into a police car. A roundup of recent DUI arrests in the south suburbs.
NOV. 12: A Lombard man came close to hitting an Orland Park police car. An Orland Park patrol officer started following a car after it turned into the middle 159th Street heading west in the 8800 block on Saturday. The car turned close to the officer’s squad car, leading the officer to hit the brakes narrowly missing a collision, according to an Orland Park police report. Police smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath, and the driver twice gave the same expired insurance card to the officer, police said. The driver also failed field sobriety tests, according to the report. David S. Serpas, 29, of the 500 block of Washington Boulevard in Lombard, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper turning, improper lane use, failure to yield and unsafe backing up. Read More on Orland Park Patch.
NOV. 4: An officer stopped a vehicle traveling 51 mph in a 35 mph zone around 2:32 a.m. Police said Robert D. Egan, 36, of the 18100 of Bramlett Drive in Tinley Park had glassy, bloodshot red eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, and he failed field sobriety tests. He was placed in custody and his vehicle was impounded.
NOV. 4: A man who was pulled over by police on 156th Street about 1:49 a.m. for an expired registration ended up with a DUI charge. Isidro Monsirais, 32, of the 8200 block of Bridgeview was also charged with operating a vehicle with an expired registration after police discovered his expired in September.
NOV. 10: Daniel A. Pizarro-Vazquez, 22, of the 9000 block of Kennedy Court in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence, no insurance, driving while license suspended and improper lane usage. Police said they stopped Pizarro-Vazquez’s car in the 12700 block of Harlem Avenue at 3:54 a.m. for crossing a double yellow lane line. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, according to the report.
NOV. 9: Dennis L. Compton, 33, of the 4200 block of Oakenwald Avenue in Chicago, was charged with DUI, no insurance, driving while license revoked, transportation of open alcohol and improper lane usage. Police said they stopped Compton’s car in the 12700 block of Ridgeland Avenue at 1:36 a.m. and found open alcohol. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, according to the report.
NOV. 8: Joseph G. Aleman, 24, of the 8700 block of 167th Place in Orland Park, was charged with DUI, resisting a peace officer, speeding and no insurance. Police said they stopped Aleman’s car in the 12400 block of Harlem Avenue at 11:57 p.m. for driving 53 in 35 mph zone and smelled alcohol on his breath. He failed field sobriety tests, and when officers went to arrest him he refused to put his arms behind his back, according to the report.
NOV. 13: Adam P. Siera, 24, of the 3100 block of Jacob Street in Hamtramck, MI, was charged with driving under the influence, operation of uninsured motor vehicle, improper turn and improper u-turn. Police said they stopped Siera’s car in the 18700 block of LaGrange Road around 1:45 a.m. for making an illegal u-turn and then making a left into the wrong lane. He was arrested after failing a Breathalyzer exam, according to the report.
NOV. 9: Jesus Sanchez, 59, of the 3000 block of 21st Place in Chicago, was charged with DUI and operation on uninsured motor vehicle. Police said they approached Sanchez’s parked car in the 10800 block of 187th Street shortly after midnight and found him asleep at the wheel, surrounded several open cans of beer, with front-end damage to his car. He was arrested after failing a Breathalyzer exam, according to the report.
NOV. 9: Christine Noonan, 49, of the 7600 block of Thistlewood Lane in Frankfort, was charged with DUI, resisting a peace officer and improper lane usage. Police said they stopped Noonan in the 8700 block of 191st Street around 5:45 p.m. for swerving and found open six-ounce bottles of wine. She failed field sobriety tests and repeatedly pulled her arms away as an officer tried to arrest her, according to the report.
NOV. 7: James M. Henry, 23, of the 20100 block of Pine Hill Road in Frankfort, was charged with DUI, improper lane usage and operating uninsured motor vehicle. Police said they stopped Henry’s car in the 19200 block of 88th Avenue around 1 a.m. for swerving repeatedly between lanes. He failed field sobriety tests, according to the report.
NOV. 6: Adam D. Fieldler, 28, of the 22400 block of Aster Drive in Frankfort, was charged with DUI, operation of uninsured motor vehicle, speeding and illegal transportation of alcohol. Police said they stopped Fieldler’s car near Wolf Road and Marilyn Way around 5:30 p.m. for driving 60 in a 40 mph zone and weaving inside its lane. He was arrested after police found bottles of vodka "in plain view," and he refused field sobriety tests, according to the report.
NOV. 6: Ross A. Majchrowski, 19, of the 20000 block of Mallory Drive in Frankfort, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, operation of uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage and disobeyed stop sign. Police said they stopped Majchrowski’s car near Francis Road and Frontage Road around 11:30 p.m. for rolling through a stop sign. He failed field sobriety tests, and officers found open cans of beer in his car, according to the report.
NOV. 5: Julie M. Schultz, 45, of the 20700 block of 84th Avenue in Frankfort, was charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and speeding. Police said they stopped Schultz’s car in the 9000 block of 191st Street around 2 a.m. for driving 59 in a 45 mph zone. When asked for her license and insurance, Schultz allegedly told an officer that her father is “Kevin Kelly the chief of police in Tinley Park.” Sometime after explaining that Tinley Park Police do not currently have a chief, the officer walked Schultz through field sobriety tests, which she failed, according to the report. Police said they found an open bottle of vodka on the passenger seat, which Schultz alleged belonged to a friend.
NOV. 4: Rima Liaudanskiene, 38, of the 16800 block of Highview Avenue in Orland Hills, was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, drove off roadway, illegal transportation of alcohol and unsafe opening of door. Police said they found Liaudanskiene’s car in the 20000 block of Wolf Road around 9 p.m. after witnesses told them she had almost struck another car head on, drove over a parking block, hit a handicapped sign, slid down a grass embankment, and scraped the mirror of a park car. She failed field sobriety tests, and when asked if she had driven into the embankment she allegedly said, “Yeah, so what?” according to police. Police said they found a coffee mug in her car that smelled of alcohol. She cursed out the officers and tensed her body and fingers during the arrest and booking, according to the report.
NOV. 11: Police arrested a 54-year-old woman Friday afternoon, accusing her of causing an accident near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 173rd Place. Connie A. Rauch, of the 17400 block of South 64th Court in Tinley Park, was headed west on 173rd Place around 12:30 p.m. when she tried turning left onto southbound Harlem Avenue, according to the report. In doing so, she struck the front, right side of a vehicle that was in the left, northbound lane of Harlem Avenue. She failed field sobriety tests and blew a .196 on the Breathalyzer, police said. An officer noticed that Rauch was slurring her words and that her breath smelled like alcohol, the report said. Asked if she had been drinking, she told the cops she had three glasses of wine at her brother's house within the hour. She was charged with failing to yield while turning left, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08.
NOV. 12: A New Lenox man was charged with an aggravated DUI while already on probation for a separate DUI incident that occurred last year. Nicholas W. Huntington, 24, of the 100 block of Towncrest Drive in New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, speeding and making an improper turn in addition to the aggravated DUI charge. Read More on New Lenox Patch.
NOV. 7: Darahl Wright, 48, of the 3200 block of Holden Circle in Matteson, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police stopped him on 14th Street for speeding, according to the report. Asked if he had been drinking, Wright told police he had one drink before driving, but registered above the legal blood-alcohol level when Breathalyzer test, police said.
NOV. 7: Thelma Lewis, 50, of the 4000 block of West 143rd Street in Crestwood, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was stopped for speeding on Halsted, according to the report. Lewis haD "bloodshot, watery eyes," according to the report. Lewis told police she had two to three beers a few hours before driving. Lewis took a Breathalyzer and registered at more than three times the legal blood-alcohol content level, according to the report.
NOV. 12: Marvin C. Pasia, 38, of the 19500 block of Beechnut Drive in Mokena, was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane use and resisting a peace officer after a traffic stop in the 19600 block of LaGrange Road. After pulling Pasia over and determining he was too drunk to continue driving, Pasia was asked to get out of the car and put his hands behind his back, said Cmdr. Kevin Keegan. Pasia refused and pushed away the officer, who then put the suspect in an armbar hold and drove him to the ground where he continued to tense up and pull away, Keegan said. The officer eventually subdued Paisa, who refused medical attention and was taken to the Frankfort Police station. Pasia's next court date is Dec. 1.
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