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Driver Failing to Yield to Emergency Vehicle in New Lenox Turns Out to be Drunk: Cops

An Evergreen Park man was charged with driving under the influence after he failed to yield to an emergency vehicle, police said.

An Evergreen Park man pulled over for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle turned out to be intoxicated, the New Lenox police said.

Christopher Roche, 28, of 3109 W. 102nd St. was pulled over shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday near the junction of Interstate 80 and Route 30.

An "officer observed a vehicle that did not yield to an emergency vehicle," police said of the circumstances that prompted the cop to stop Roche.

"The officer conducted a stop and discovered that the driver was under the influence of alcohol," police said.

Roche was charged with driving under the influence. He was released after posting bond.

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mark January 03, 2014 at 09:11 AM
He should lose his job first and get the maximum punishment. Don't ask me why he's a cop and should know better don't want to hear he has a family to bad so do other people that get busted
Patch reader January 03, 2014 at 10:53 AM
The driver is a cop?
Flora Dora January 03, 2014 at 12:18 PM
I think Mark is mistaken. The cops pulled the drunk over. It always amazes me, though, how many drivers do not know enough to pull off the road to the shoulder when an emergency vehicle needs to pass.
Jason Ramos January 03, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Mark... read all of the words in the article. I get it... you hate cops. Sorry to hear about your DUI.
mark January 03, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Jason you must be a cop I never had a DUI in my life i don't even drink I don't hate cops there's a lot of cops out there that go above and beyond and then there's some that just do it for a check witch one are you
Jason Ramos January 03, 2014 at 09:56 PM
The kind that dislikes people who are quick to judge without knowing the facts or bothering to read the article.
mark January 03, 2014 at 11:30 PM
Quick to judge so I thought the guy was a cop okay I was wrong still think drunk drivers should get the maximum punishment
mark January 03, 2014 at 11:31 PM
Read the head line Jason
Jason Ramos January 04, 2014 at 12:39 AM
I know spelling, grammar and punctuation are not your forte, but if you read the headline, as is, with the semi-colon it makes perfect sense. Stop commenting, you're making yourself sound more stupid each time.
Flora Dora January 04, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Thank you, Jason.

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