Mokena Man Nabbed for DUI After a Hit and Run Accident: Police Blotter
A motorist plowed into a telephone pole and escaped injury.
TUESDAY, DEC. 4
Speeding in a school zone
Jamie Chavez, 40, was stopped in his car at Front Street and Wolf Road for reportedly speeding in a school zone. According to police, he was clocked doing 37 mph in a 20 mph zone. Upon investigation, police discovered that he had no valid driver's license. He was ticketed for both violations.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
Woman drives into a light pole
Lauren Moran, 23, Crete, was charged with DUI and for driving too fast for conditions/failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after a crash at W. 191st Street and LaGrange Road.
According to the report, she plowed into a light pole, causing $8,000 worth of damage. Upon investigation, police said it was apparant that Moran had been drinking. The car was impounded, and she cited for the violations.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29
Electronic game stolen
Police say someone from the 1900 block of 115th Avenue filed a theft complaint because an electronic game had been stolen from her apartment. Police are investigating the incident.
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
Man arrested for DUI after a hit and run accident
Sean M. King, 29, of the 1900 block of Everett Lane, was charged with DUI after reportedly rear-ending a car that was stopped at a traffic light at W. 191st Street and LaGrange Road. According to the report, King knocked off the hitch on the back of the car ahead of him.
As the light turned green, the woman whose vehicle was damaged told police that she pulled into a parking lot, expecting King to follow her. When he didn't, she drove after him and followed him for a short distance to his home on Everett Lane. From there she called police.
Police say when they arrived they spotted King in the garage and noticed the damage to his car. He was arrested and further cited for driving too fast for conditions.
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