Oct. 19: Jack R. Gibertini, 47, of the 3700 block of Carpenter, Steger, was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and driving without insurance, according to a Will County report. He was arrested near the intersection of South Harlem Avenue and West Lincoln Highway in Frankfort.
Oct. 27: Police stopped a Chicago Heights man they say was driving under the influence.
Lashon White, 42, of the 100 block of Thelma Lane, Chicago Heights, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, driving without insurance and speeding, according to a Homewood police report. White was clocked traveling 59 mph in a 35 mph zone at about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, the report states. During a traffic stop, he was unable to give police proof of having insurance.
Police said White had a smell of alcohol on his breath and slurred his speech. White reportedly told cops he drank some beer that night. He was asked to take tests for sobriety, after which he was arrested. During booking, White took a breath test that resulted in a 0.152. White is due on Dec. 2 in Markham court.
Oct. 23: Police found two empty cans of an alcoholic beverage in the sports car of a Chicago man facing drunken driving charges, according to a report.
Louis Johnson, 27, of the 1000 block of West 110th Place, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08, speeding and improper lane use, according to a Homewood police report. Cops noticed a 2008 tan Dodge Charger that appeared to be speeding at about 11:44 p.m. while southbound on Riegel Road near Holbrook Road, the report states. Radar clocked the sports car traveling 60 mph down that road. Police also saw the car cross the yellow double lines separating oncoming traffic.
The Charger didn’t immediately pull over when the officer activated his emergency lights, the report states. It weaved in the lane before eventually coming to a stop. The driver, Johnson, was speaking on his phone when the cop approached. He slurred his speech and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Johnson, who stands 6-feet, 9-inches tall, had trouble maintaining his balance when he got out of the car and used the Charger for support, the report states. Johnson told police he drank “just a little bit” that night.
Police arrested Johnson after he failed tests for sobriety, the report states. A search of the car turned up two empty cans of Four Loko, an alcoholic beverage. After cops took him to the police department, Johnson submitted to a breath test that resulted in a BAL of 0.137. Johnson is due on Dec. 2 in Markham court.
Oct. 10: A loud driver from Orland Park was accused of drunken driving, according to a report.
Allison K. Martino, 27, of the 15500 block of 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
A silver Hyundai Sante Fe was clocked traveling 66 mph in a 35 mph zone, the report states. Police caught up with the SUV at about 11:19 p.m. in the 16100 block of LaGrange Road. A traffic stop was performed and cops spoke with the driver, Martino. Police could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Martino's SUV, the report states. She spoke loudly when talking to cops. An officer had Martino perform tests for sobriety, after which she was arrested.
Cops impounded the Sante Fe and booked her, the report states. Martino is due on Oct. 31 in Bridgeview court.
Sept. 29: A Tinley Park man who didn't know where he had crashed his car in Orland Park faces drug and driving under the influence charges, according to a report.
Matthew J. Bauer, 26, of the 16200 block of Bormet Drive, was charged with felony drug possession, four counts of driving under the influence and several traffic violations, according to an Orland Park police report.
Police spotted a gray Hyundai four-door car that had heavy front-end damage driving south on LaGrange Road with its lights off at about 7:29 p.m., the report states. An officer pulled the car over in the 9500 block of 159th Street and identified Bauer as the driver.
Bauer told cops that he crashed his car but wasn't hurt and felt healthy, the report states. However, he didn't know where he crashed or what kind of car he ran into. Police could smell a strong odor coming from Bauer's mouth when he spoke. He slurred his speech and mumbled to cops and barely kept his eyes open.
Officers asked Bauer to take tests for sobriety, during which he swayed while standing, the report states. Police said he failed the tests and was arrested. Bauer was taken to the Tinley Park Police Department, where cops searched him and found nine small bags of a white powder that tested positive for 0.5 grams of heroin. A glass smoking pipe used for inhaling drugs also was found. During booking, Bauer was taken to Palos Community Hospital for drug treatment, the report states.
Oct. 26: Police found a Lynwood man passed out in his running car who believed he was in the State of Washington.
Stanley Hunter, 35, of the 2900 block of 200th Street, was charged with driving under the influence and driving without insurance, according to an Oak Forest police report. He also was issued a parking ticket. A suspicious vehicle was parked in the 16200 block of South Lavergne Avenue at about 12:03 p.m., the report states. The vehicle was running and parked in a no-parking zone.
The driver, Hunter, had his head turned toward the window and appeared to be sleeping or passed out, the report states. The officer opened the unlocked door and turned off the car, while Hunter remained motionless. The cop shook the driver, who became alert and grabbed a cup in the cup holder. When asked by the cop for his license, Hunter pulled out his cell phone first before fumbling through his wallet, the report states. The officer noticed that Hunter had bloodshot eyes and slurred his speech.
Hunter was asked if he knew where he was and responded by saying "Seattle, Washington." The cop let him know that was incorrect and Hunter advised that he knew he was in Washington but might have had the town wrong. Police arrested Hunter after he failed field sobriety test and, later, remained silent when asked to take a breath test. Hunter is due on Dec. 19 in Bridgeview court.
Oct. 26: A red wine drinker found slumped over the wheel of her Honda is accused of drunken driving.
Patricia D. Olson, 53, of the 16100 block of Oak Avenue, Oak Forest, was charged with driving under the influence, driving without proof of insurance, improper parking and illegal transportation of alcohol, according to an Oak Forest police report.
A white 4-door Honda Civic was found parked the wrong way on top of the curb at about 2:14 p.m., near the intersection of 163rd and Cicero Avenue, the report states. The driver, Olson, was slumped over the wheel when police first arrived and, after an officer shouted at her, looked up with a confused expression. A witness first discovered the Honda, which was still in gear and running, the report states. The witness put the car in park and tried talking with Olson, who didn't respond.
"I'm at home," Olson told police when asked if she knew where she was. The report states that she refused medical attention. Cops were able to smell an odor of alcohol coming from Olson's breath, the report states. She said she had a couple glasses of wine but didn't drink as much as she usually does. An officer noticed two small bottles of red wine in the passenger seat during the stop. Olson performed tests for sobriety and had trouble keeping her balance, the report states. She was arrested and taken to the Oak Forest Police Department for booking. There, Olson reportedly fell asleep several times on a bench. Police were unable to get her to take a breath test.
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