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Repeat DUI Offender Sends Cops on Foot Chase Through Oak Lawn

An out-of-towner led police from Evergreen Park to Oak Lawn earlier this month, where he was eventually arrested. He and his passenger each had something to hide.

 said a driver tried evading them—first in his car and later, on foot—earlier this month when they were pulling him over for speeding.

They later discovered he was a repeat DUI offender whose license had been revoked and that he had a heroin stash in his vehicle's center console, according to the report. His Tinley Park passenger was also up to no good, they said.

Officers first came across Bradley D. Thomas, 47, of Alsip, around 5:40 p.m. on April 14 when they clocked his 1996 Chevrolet cruising at 48 mph in a 35 mph zone near 97th Street and Pulaski Avenue in Evergreen Park, they said.

At first failing to acknowlege emergency lights, Thomas eventually stopped at an apartment complex on 103rd St. in Oak Lawn, police said. He reportedly then got out and fled on foot.

His passenger Peggy A. Keselica, 57, of Tinley Park, was detained in the vehicle where cops found a bag belonging to Thomas' that contained 1.1 grams of heroin, according to reports. They also found a 1.1-gram stash of the drug Keselica’s bra, they said.

Police soon learned that Thomas' license had been revoked after several DUI convictions. Both Keselica and Thomas were charged with one felony count each of possession of a controlled substance.

Thomas was additionally charged with aggravated driving with a revoked license, aggravated fleeing and eluding, speeding, disobeying a stop sign and opoerating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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angelo April 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Crack heads are everywhere
Russ Petrick April 26, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Some people just never grow up.
A Real Jerk April 26, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Oh, so this is something you did when you were younger then?

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