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South Suburban DUI Arrests, Jan. 13

Driver blows through stoplight • Woman wracks up felony charges • Man was carrying pot, driving under the influence. This week's roundup of drunken driving arrests in the Southland.

EVERGREEN PARK

JAN. 1: A Chicago man walked away with a list of charges after a ride through Evergreen Park in the early morning hours after New Year's Eve. 

On Jan. 1 at 1:05 a.m. Christan Adams, 22, of Chicago, was seen disobeying a traffic light, police said. He then sped off driving through a train crossing against a signal as well, police said. 

Adams and his green Chevy were traveling 85 mph in a 30 mph zone as he took off eastbound on 95th Street, police said. Chicago police became involved in the chase and Adams' car was eventually stopped in the 1800 block of 95th Street. 

A blood draw was performed after he was taken into custody, police said. 

Adams was charged with felony fleeing and alluding, driving under the influence, driving without insurance, speeding and traffic violations. 

HOMEWOOD

DEC, 29: 47-year-old Darren Shoulders was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage after police caught him swerving into the opposite lane on 183rd Street and Western Ave. Police say Shoulders, of the 12300 block of LaSalle in Chicago had a blood alcohol content of .265 when officers administered the test.

FRANKFORT

JAN. 5: A Lisle woman faces felony charges following a traffic stop in Frankfort.

Stacy K. Niemiec, 52, of the 5500 block of Essex Road in Lisle, was charged with three counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, at 1:50 a.m. on the 20500 block of La Grange Road.

She was also cited for driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, improper lane usage and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

A Frankfort police officer was on patrol when he saw the car in front of him weaving from lane to lane.

When he stopped the car, Niemiec smelled of alcohol and couldn’t coherently answer questions about her destination, according to police reports. She was unable to provide her license and registration.

Niemiec failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A background check revealed that her license was revoked for driving while intoxicated and that she had two previous DUI convictions.

Her court date is Jan. 28.

PALOS HEIGHTS

DEC. 28: Abdulaziz A. Abouelkheir, 27, of the 14700 block of South Arboretum Drive in Homer Glen, was charged with improper lane use, speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana, illegal transportation of alcohol, resisting an officer and driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a police report. Abouelkheir was reportedly stopped at around 12:38 a.m. near 12900 S. Harlem Ave. for speeding and improper lane use. He allegedly failed field sobriety tests. Abouelkheir was booked and given a $3,000 bond.

JAN. 1: Anthony T. Campbell, 48, of the 19100 block of Roy Street in Lansing, IL, was charged with improper lane use and two counts of driving under the influence, according to a report. Police stopped Campbell's car for lane violations, when officers allegedly noticed he had slurred speech and a smell of alcohol on his breath. Campbell was booked after field sobriety tests and a breath test. He was given a $3,000 bond.

 

 

Police report information is provided by local police departments. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Roger January 14, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Do you have a reliable source to back up your assertion that most drivers are against seatbelt laws? I find that to be highly unlikely. Besides, nobody has a "right" to operate a motor vehicle, it is a privilege. There are a lot of laws that could be passed relating to a variety of issue that could save lives. That does not mean that they should exist.
Sara January 14, 2013 at 08:00 PM
No data, that's why I suggested a poll. I am basing this off the complaints from when "Click it or Ticket" became a law. The outrage over their rights! To this day when there are seat belt enforcement stops, there's always people complaining (mainly due to them getting a ticket) that it shouldn't be a law. The point is, everyone complains, then everyone gets over it. Why not save a life if we can?
Roger January 14, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Everyone complains because they got caught!! You don't hear many people complaining about laws or cops until they get caught doing something illegal, then suddenly it's a stupid law or the cop's fault for enforcing it.
Sara January 14, 2013 at 09:42 PM
First, excuse my mistype of a word. Lord knows no one else here ever has a typo. I would never suggest banning the sale of alcohol. I don't care who drinks to excess. I do care when they take it out on the streets.
John January 16, 2013 at 08:04 AM
Doubtful. There was just a case in Will Co. where a person got 3 DUI's in about 9 months(at least 4 overall). He pled guilty and got only 1 year and $1700 fine.

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