A Calumet City man found sleeping in his car with the engine running and the key in the ignition was charged with battery and driving under the influence on Dec. 26.
responded to a report of a “slumper” in the 7-Eleven parking lot at 6765 W. 95th St. around 12:41 a.m. The partial license plate on the car matched that of an earlier report of an intoxicated driver in the area of 95th Street and Harlem Avenue, reports said.
Police tried to wake up the driver, Kimothy E. Hill, 22, of Calumet City, while turning off the engine. Officers said they tried waking Hill up several times by flashing a light in his eyes.
When the officer tried waking Hill by touching his arm, he lurched forward toward the steering wheel, seemingly unaware of his surroundings, according to the report.
Hill got out of the car “mumbling incoherently” police said, about 111th Street.
He was unable to understand commands and could keep his balance while standing outside his vehicle. On several occasions, he used his car to balance himself and could not keep his head up, reports said.
During the investigation, police said Hill became very combative and belligerent. He lunged toward police and tried to punch them. While attempting to subdue Hill, he allegedly kicked one officer in the leg and elbowed the other in the chest and back.
Police said that Hill continued to resist arrest. After he was placed in handcuffs, he kept trying to kick them.
A search of his car turned up a prescription bottle of hydrocodene in Hill’s name filled on Dec. 25.
Hill remained belligerent and uncooperative while being taken to the Oak Lawn police station. During a search in lockup, police said Hill stripped down completely naked without being asked to do so.
According to the report, Hill was not coherent enough to understand the booking officer’s commands. He was also observed falling asleep while sitting up on several occasions. When he came too, officers said he had drooled over himself.
Hill refused to give a breath sample but did provide a urine sample, reports said.
A background check came back with an outstanding warrant out of Calumet City on a traffic offense. Hill was charged with DUI, two counts of battery, and two counts of resisting arrest. His next court appearance is Jan. 24 at the Bridgeview Court House.
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