South Suburban DUI Arrests, Jan. 27
Man falls asleep during police questioning • DUI causes three-car accident • Man answers every police question with "south" • "I'm a man, I can complete (field sobriety) tests."
Jan. 12: Richard H. Reinke, 58, of the 300 block of N. Maple Street in Frankfort, was issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content above .08 at 7:59 p.m. Jan. 12 at the intersection of La Grange Road and Lincoln Highway. Police said he caused a three-car crash. Read more.
Jan. 13: Udai C. Nair, 39, of the 19600 block of Cambridge Drive in Mokena, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol at 2:11 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a Ford Mustang driving recklessly in the parking lot of White Castle. When police arrived, they found the Mustang double parked on the west side of the lot. Nair eventually admitted to drinking and then fell asleep in his car when the officer stepped away to check his information. Read more.
Jan. 20: Michael Larson, 25, of the 800 block of Western Street in New Lenox, was stopped in his car for speeding and improper lane use at Brittany and Haven Avenue. According to the report, it appeared that he had been drinking. He was issued tickets for speeding, improper lane use and DUI. Larson posted bond and was released.
Jan. 19: Frederick McDonald, 47, of Tinley Park, was charged with a DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper parking. Police reportedly found McDonald sitting in his car, which was parked in the traffic lane on Haven Avenue at Cedar Road. Upon investigation, police said McDonald had been drinking and had alcohol in the car. He posted bond and was released.
Jan. 17: Donald Beeck, 51, of the 700 block of Bobwhite Street in New Lenox, was stopped for speeding and improper lane usage at Cardinal and Laraway roads. According to the report, police said he had been drinking too. He was issued tickets for each violation.
Jan. 18: Javier Nunez, 44, of Chicago, was charged with DUI over .08. Police were dispatched to the intersection of Southwest Highway and Cicero Avenue for reports of a “reckless driver” around 12:10 a.m. According to the report, witnesses said that Nunez almost struck multiple cars driving from the direction of Chicago and Burbank before entering Oak Lawn. Police said that Nunez showed signs of impairment while performing field sobriety tests and blew a .138 at the police station. He has a court date on Feb. 21.
Jan. 17: Carl McKnight, 45, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, speeding and improper lane usage. McKnight was stopped in the 4000 block of 101st Street around 4:25 a.m. Police said that while he was being interviewed, McKnight said he would answer “south” to every question asked by police. Reports said he refused to take a Breathalyzer test. McKnight is to appear in court on March 11.
Jan. 16: Gregory R. Shipp, 25, of Sauk Village, was charged with DUI, DUI over .08 and improper lane usage. Police stopped Shipp near 109th Street and Cicero Avenue around 3:59 a.m. According to reports, he blew a .164 at the Oak Lawn police station.
Jan. 13: Crystal J. Bloom, 32, of Oak Lawn, was charged with DUI, DUI over .08 and improper lane usage. Bloom was stopped at 95th Street and 52nd Avenue around 10:18 p.m. after police received a call of a “possible intoxicated driver.” Police said Bloom’s car went over the center road markings. Bloom blew a .150 at the Oak Lawn police station.
Jan. 11: Edgar A. Aguilera, 26, of Chicago, was charged with DUI, speeding, illegal transportation of alcohol, no drivers license and use of a vehicle with illegal activities. Aguilera was stopped near 95th Street and McVicker Avenue in the Taco Bell parking lot around 1:15 a.m. Police said they found a partially consumed bottle of Hennessey behind the driver’s seat. Aguilera allegedly denied he’d been drinking. The officer said that Aguilera showed signs of impairment while performing field sobriety tests. Aguilera refused taking a Breathalyzer test, reports said. He’s due in for court on Feb. 28.
Jan. 11: Victor A. Davila, 28, of Alsip, was charged with DUI, no driver’s license, and failure to reduce speed. Davila was arrested during a crash investigation at 4:20 p.m. He twice refused medical treatment and to taking a Breathalyzer test. Police said Davila showed signs of impairment while performing field sobriety tests. Davila allegedly told police, “I’m a man, I can complete these tests.” He’s due in court on Feb. 14.
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