South Suburban DUI Arrests, Jan. 15
"I'm not gonna lie. Lock me up. I'm DUI." Sounds like "case closed," doesn't it? The latest in south suburban drunken driving arrests.
Jan. 8: Felicia A. Arevalo, 43, of the 100 block of Zurich Drive in Lynwood, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was stopped on 14th Street for speeding, according to the report. After police activated their emergency lights Arevalo drove over the sidewalk and stopped in the parking lot of Savoia To Go, police said. Arevalo told police she had a couple of drinks, then refused field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer test, according to the report.
Jan. 8: Lesa A. Demps, 44, of the first block of West 21st Street, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was stopped near the intersection of 16th Place and Chicago Road, according to police.
Jan. 7: Theresa Salguero, 52, of the 100 block of East 25th Street, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was stopped near the intersection of 23rd Street and Halsted Street, according to police.
Jan. 4: Antonio Gomez, 33, of the 4900 block of Baring Avenue in East Chicago, IN, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped near the intersection of 16th Street and Aberdeen Street, according to the report.
Jan. 3: Lindsey A. Scheffer, 23, of the 22300 block of Karlov Avenue in Richton Park, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being stopped near the intersection of 14h Street and Otto Blvd., according to police.
Jan. 1: Sidney Wynn, 51, of the 14700 block of South Bail Street in Harvey, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was stopped near the intersection of 14th Street and Hilltop Avenue around 2:11 a.m., according to police.
Jan. 1: Joseph A. Leal, 54, of the 1600 block of Thorn Street in Chicago Heights, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance and speeding. Police said Leal was driving too fast for the rainy weather. He was taken to Will County Jail.
Dec: 31: David L. Vargas, 31, of the 1300 block of Park Avenue was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped in the 1500 block of Shield Avenue for disobeying a stop sign and turning without signaling. Vargas has two passengers with him, one of which fled, according to the report. The other passenger was taken into custody along with Vargas.
Dec. 29: Felix Stallings, 60, of the 22800 block of East Wind Drive in Park Forest was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped near the intersection of 14th Street and Division Street, according to the report.
Jan. 4: Sam Inguagiato, 53, of the 3000 block of Chicago Road in South Chicago Heights, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, DUI of drugs and failure to give information after striking property. Police said Inguagiato struck and knocked over two light poles in the 18200 block of Dixie Highway around 1:15 a.m. and drove away, leaving his license plate behind. He was stopped and arrested in Flossmoor, in the 1800 block of Western Avenue, with heavy front-end damage to his car. He told police that he had consumed methadone and pain killers before getting behind the wheel, according to the police report. He passed a Breathalyzer test, though blood and urine samples were taken, police said. He was also charged with improper lane usage and driving while license revoked.
Dec. 31: Danielle Jackson, 33, of the 18100 block of San Diego Avenue in Homewood, was charged with driving under the influence and speeding. Police said they smelled alcohol after stopping Jackson’s car in the 3100 block of 183rd Street around 4 a.m. for driving 51 in a 35 mph zone. She was arrested and later failed a Breathalyzer exam, according to the report.
Dec. 29: Patrick Akai, 23, of the 1400 block of Linden Road in Homewood, was charged with DUI and speeding. Police said they stopped Akai in the 18000 block of Halsted Street around 1:45 a.m. for driving in 45 in a 30 mph zone. He was arrested after failing a Breathlyzer exam, according to the report.
Jan. 1: Police pulled over a car for disobeying a traffic light while driving south on LaGrange Road at 151st Street around 2:30 a.m. The driver parked her car on the center median strip, police said. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath, saw cans of beer in the center console and the driver failed field sobriety tests, police said. Dayna K. Wilkerson, 23, of the 8400 block of IL Route 47 in Huntley, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08, disobeying a traffic control light and illegal transportation of alcohol.
Dec. 28: Police pulled over a vehicle for swerving and crossing over lane markings several times on in the 15200 block of Wolf Road around 12:55 a.m. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath and he failed field sobriety tests, before saying that he did not think he was fit to drive a vehicle, according to the report. Kreshnik Rysha, 19 of the 7400 block of 11th Street, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08, improper lane use and driving without a license plate.
Dec. 23: Police pulled over an SUV after seeing it weave between lanes and almost strike a concrete barrier while making an illegal left turn, around 2 a.m. in the 14700 block of LaGrange Road. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol but he refused to perform field sobriety tests, police said. Scott W. Reynolds, 44, of the 10000 block of 151st Street in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying a traffic control device.
Dec. 29: Karen M. Mikulski, 43, of the 2900 block of Gannet Lane in New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol and texting while driving. A caller told police that a woman was blocking traffic at the intersection of 191st Street and Revere Circle around 9 p.m., apparently asleep behind the wheel. According to the report, she took off on 191st Street by the time officers arrived and was stopped headed northbound on LaGrange Road with downward eyes and chin. When an officer approached the car on foot, the woman, later identified as Mikulski, according to police, was texting on her cell phone. Police said they found a cup in the center console containing alcohol and ice cubes, and Mikulski told them it was her third "vodka on the rocks" since getting behind the wheel. She was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, according to the report, and also charged with improper parking on roadway and operation of uninsured motor vehicle.
Jan: 7: Justin M. Hawking, 17, of the 2300 block of 107th Place in Chicago, was charged with interfering with a village officer. Police said Hawking was a passenger in a two-car accident around 5 p.m. and initially lied about being behind the wheel to cover for a friend without a license. The actual driver of the car, Jaclyn N. Wiza, 17, of the 20700 block of Acorn Ridge Drive in Frankfort, was cited for failure to yield, failure to reduce speed to avoid accident and no valid driver’s license, police said. Officers later met with the owner of the car, Branden R. Edge, 18, of the 20100 block of Rosewood Drive in Frankfort, and cited him for permitting an unauthorized person to drive.
Dec. 17: A Cicero man was charged with possession of marijuana, drug equipment and driving under the influence after he tapped a woman’s back bumper with his own car while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast food restaurant, reports said. Oak Lawn police responded to a possible crash involving a driver in a white Lincoln Town car at McDonald’s at 9128 S. Cicero Ave. at 3:34 a.m. The woman whose car was bumped into told police that the driver, Luis Jerardo Villagomez, 23, of Cicero, got out of his car with his pants zipper down and appeared drunk, police said. There was no visible damage on the woman's car. According to the report, Villagomez had to be told more than once to get out of his car after police arrived. When he opened the driver’s side door, police noticed a plastic bag of pot on the door handle. Police said the Villagomez agreed to submit to field sobriety tests, which indicated that he was impaired. During the “walk and turn” test, Villagomez told police: “I’m not going to lie, lock me up. I’m DUI,” reports said. Read more on Oak Lawn Patch.
Jan. 7: Lukas Kandra, 26, of Hickory Hills, was charged with driving under the influence and driving without a valid license. At about 1:24 a.m. he was stopped in the 11100 block of Roberts Road after his car was seen swerving from lane to lane, police said. He failed a field sobriety test, police said.
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