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Police: Drunken Driver Hit Mailbox Trying to Drive Away

Police say the Oak Lawn man also had a pint glass of alcohol in the car.

An Oak Lawn man faces a long list of charges after police say he was involved in a hit-and-run accident while drunk. 

On Saturday, Dec. 1, around 4:24 a.m. police officers heard squealing tires coming from the area of 108th and Cook Avenue. When they responded they observed a silver Nissan sedan attempt to to turn down the street, police said. 

The driver was unable to complete the turn and hit a brick mailbox in the process, police said. 

Driving the car was Yousif Sayes, 19, of the 5200 block of W. 109th St. Police spoke with the driver and noticed bloodshot eyes and that he appeared confused, police said. 

Sayes told officers that he was coming home from a party and was out after his curfew, police said. He refused to take field sobriety tests or a breath test, police said. He was unable to produce his driver's license and gave officers Social Security Administration paperwork he thought was his insurance information, police said. 

Officers reported that they also noticed a pint glass in his cup holder containing a chocolatey liquid that smelled of alcohol. 

Sayes was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to produce a license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, transportation of open liquor and no village sticker. 

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Pat F December 09, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Did they check his trunk for cartons of cigarettes??

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