Sept. 18: A 50-year-old Orland Park woman pulled over for driving in the wrong lane faces drunken driving charges.
Annette H. Kim, 50, of the 17200 block of Brookgate Drive, Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08 and two counts of improper lane use
Police noticed a white Lexus at about 1:47 a.m. driving southbound in the northbound lane on Will-Cook Road, the report states. An officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol on the driver's breath. Kim fumbled through documents when asked to present her driver's license. She told police she drank two beers that night, according to the report.
An officer arrested Kim after she tried to finish tests for sobriety, the report states. While in custody, police also administered a breath test.
Kim is due on Oct. 9 in Bridgeview court.
Sept. 26: A Hazel Crest man who police said smelled like marijuana while behind the wheel faces a drunken driving charge.
Jared Neely, 20, of the 17600 block of Arlington Lane, is accused of driving under the influence of drugs, driving without insurance and improper lane use, according to a Homewood police report.
Cops saw a car drive straight through an intersection after stopping in the left-hand turn lane at a red light, the report states. The vehicle then cut in front of a semi truck and accelerated quickly. It was stopped by police at about 8:40 p.m. in the 17600 block of Halsted Street.
The driver, Neely, had a strong odor of marijuana on his clothing and breath, the report states. While speaking with Neely, police noticed a pack of cigars, often used for smoking marijuana, in the front seat. An officer also noticed one passenger tuck something in his sock, according to the report.
Neely denied smoking marijuana but informed police that he had been previously arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs, the report states. One passenger claimed he had been smoking marijuana. Police had Neely perform tests for intoxication, after which they arrested him.
Police discovered that one passenger had several credit cards that did not belong to him in his sock, but released him without charges.
Neely is due on Nov. 15 in Markham court.
Sept. 27: An Alsip driver stopped for numerous lane violations was accused of drunken driving in Palos Heights.
Thomas J. Boyle, 24, of the 5900 block of West 124th Street, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, improper lane use and driving without insurance, according to a Palos Heights police report.
Police said Boyle, who was pulled over at about 3:15 a.m. in the 6700 block of College Drive, showed signs of intoxication.
Boyle failed tests for sobriety and blew over the legal limit, the report states.
Bail was set at $3,000. Boyle is due on Oct. 22 in Bridgeview court.
Sept. 26: Police stopped a Chicago man they say was speeding and showed signs of being intoxicated.
Michael A. Krainis, 20, of the 6000 block of South Kenneth Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08 and speeding, according to a Palos Heights police report.
Krainis was stopped at about 1:30 a.m. in the 12000 block of South College Drive when cops saw his car speeding, the report states. Police said he showed signs that he had been drinking.
After failing tests for sobriety, Krainis also provided a breath sample over the legal limit, the report states.
Bail was set at $3,000. Krainis is due on Oct. 22 in Bridgeview court.
Sept. 20: A cop who narrowly dodged a careening car arrested a Tinley Park man who was later accused of drunken driving.
Police said Dennis P. Gelb, 53, of the 7500 block of 160th Place, blew through a stop sign at about 10:28 p.m. in the intersection of Ridgeland Avenue and Elm Street.
Gelb was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, disobeying a stop sign and driving without proof of insurance, according to an Oak Forest police report.
An officer, who feared he would be hit by a speeding car, watched in his rearview mirror as the car blew through the intersection, the report states.
The driver, Gelb, had a strong odor of alcohol when he spoke, the report states. He fumbled with his wallet when police asked for his license. Gelb told police he was on his way to pick up his wife from work in Palos Heights.
Police asked Gelb to take tests for sobriety, during which he asked an officer "Who are you looking at?" and said he could not finish, the report states. Gelb was arrested and used vulgar language while police took him to the station.
Gelb is due on Nov. 8 in Bridgeview court.
Joanne M. Kennedy, 41, of the 3200 block of West 111th Street, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, speeding and driving without proof of insurance, according to an Evergreen Park police report.
Kennedy was stopped at about 2:08 a.m. near the intersection of 95th Street and Homan Avenue, after police clocked her traveling 67 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Police said she stuttered when she spoke. Kennedy was asked to take tests for sobriety, which she declined to do. She was arrested and taken to the station, where she took a breath test that resulted in a 0.219.
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