Car Strikes Drunk Teen: Will County Police Blotter

Will County Sheriff's Office reports, Dec. 22 • Car Strikes Drunk Teen.


Car Strikes Drunk Teen

Shane McEldowney, 19, of the 7600 block of W. New Castle Drive in Frankfort, was arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and being a pedestrian under the influence of alcohol after he stepped into the roadway on the 20000 block of S. 80th Avenue in Frankfort at 1:45 a.m. and was struck by a vehicle.

He was transported to Silver Cross Hospital by personnel from the Frankfort Fire Protection District and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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dabears January 08, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Wrong again...your not even worth the my time to try to explain how this works, so you have a great day and maybe find something else to do rather then write on these kinds of blogs. Do not waste your time (because obviously you have way to much of it) responding because I am done with you and your ignorance. This is someone's family and they know the TRUTH as you but it. @Anna, I do realize your just doing your job and I do apologize.
carolb January 08, 2013 at 04:36 PM
You are both right in a way. It's technical. If you are arrested and locked up, they can only keep you a short time (usually 48 hours) without charging you. They file a complaint against you in court listing the crimes you are alleged to have committed. If the judge agrees that there was sufficient cause to charge you, the judge signs the complaint, you appear before the judge and are formally charged. Once you are charged, they can keep you in jail until you answer the charges and go to trial (if you plead not guilty) or proceed to sentencing (if you plead guilty). But if you promise to come back, the judge can let you out (with or without bail) while all of that's going on. Now, for certain less serious charges, the police are allowed to shortcut this procedure. They write the charges on a citation with the day and time you must come to court, you sign a promise to appear, and they let you go home. Some places consider this an arrest and it will go on your arrest record, others don't. For some offenses you might be allowed to check a 'guilty' box on the citation and pay a fine like a traffic ticket. For others, you might have to go before the judge. So, it sounds like Miss Anna is telling you that this young man received a citation and notice to appear on charges of underage drinking and pedestrian under the influence.
Anna Schier January 08, 2013 at 07:01 PM
dabears, Thank you for your apology -- I understand that in these situations temperatures can run high, and I really appreciate your readership. Thank you for reading Patch, Anna
lala January 09, 2013 at 03:24 AM
Thank God you are done!
pepper January 24, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Thank you for clearing this up X...and so it happened at 1:45am.. was the driver of the car tested for DUI?


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