Aug. 23: William A. Flagler, 51, of the 600 block of Fairway Lane, Frankfort, was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane use, according to a report. He was arrested near the intersection of South Harlem Avenue and West North Avenue in Frankfort.
Aug. 22: David E. Mann, 56, of the 7300 block of Colony Lane, Frankfort, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, according to a report. He was arrested near the intersection of South Harlem Avenue and West North Avenue in Frankfort.
Aug. 23: Erica F. Waddick, 34, of the 10200 block of Hibiscus Drive, Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, speeding, following too closely and improper lane use, according to an Orland Park police report.
Cops spotted a Chevrolet following another car too closely and cross over the median to pass it at a high rate of speed ion the 15400 block of LaGrange Road, the report states. The officer clocked the car doing 53 mph in a 35 mph zone at about 4:03 p.m. Waddick, the driver, had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, police said. She reportedly informed the officer through slurred speech that she had not been speeding and did not drink that day. She was "uncooperative and disrespectful" when answering questions from the cops, police said. Waddick failed field sobriety tests and, when asked to take a breath test, responded by saying "Hell, no."
An officer tried to arrest Waddick, who pulled away from cops, police said. She also pulled her hand out of handcuffs twice while locked to a holding bunch at the Orland Park Police Department. Waddick is due on Sept. 18 in Bridgeview court.
Aug. 27: John P. Dennehy, 34, of the 2200 block of Rivendell Drive, New Lenox, was cited for driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, speeding and improper lane use, according to a Frankfort police report. He was arrested at about 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of 95th Avenue and Lincoln Highway. Dennehy was released on bond and given a Sept. 3 court date.
Aug. 27: Karl R. Kunz, 23, of the 100 block of Cambridge Court, Frankfort, was cited for driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, illegally transporting alcohol, driving without insurance and improper lane use, according to a report. He was stopped at about 5:50 a.m. near the intersection Larch Road and Nebraska Street. Kunz was released on bond and given an Oct. 1 court date.
Aug. 23: Mark J. Bettin, 50, of the 22400 block of Jeannette Court, Frankfort, was cited for driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, improper lane use and driving on the sidewalk, according to a police report. He was arrested at about 12:56 a.m. in the 21200 block of Arbour Walk. Bettin was released on bond and given a Sept. 3 court date.
Aug. 31: A Blue Island driver is accused of driving over the legal limit in Palos Heights, police said.
Marta Halewicz, 39, of the 2900 block of Everett Street, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, driving without a license and improper lane use, according to a Palos Heights police report. Cops stopped Halewicz at about 5:09 a.m. in the 6300 block of West College Drive for improper lane use, the report states. Police said an investigation determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Halewicz took a breath test, which resulted in a BAL greater than 0.08, the report states. Bail was set at $3,000, police said. Halewicz is due on Sept. 27 in Bridgeview court.
Aug. 30: A Palos Hills man stopped for traveling nearly 50 mph over the speed limit faces a drinking driving charge, police said.
Mohammad Daineh, 22, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving, Palos Hills police said. Cops spotted Daineh driving at about 5 a.m. westbound on 111th Street near Roberts Road, police said. He was clocked doing 83 mph in a 35 mph zone.
An officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Daineh's breath, according to a police report. The driver reportedly failed tests for sobriety and was arrested. Daineh is due on Sept. 25 in Bridgeview court.
Aug. 30: A Homewood man is facing multiple charges after getting into two separate crashes on the same night, police said.
Henry Magnabosco, 46, of the 1100 block of Elder Road, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, two counts of failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash, making an improper turn and improper lane use, according to a Homewood police report.
Police responded to a crash at about 4:35 p.m. near the intersection of Center Avenue and Ridge Road, the report states. Officers found that one driver, Magnabosco, had been involved in two separate collisions. The car was southbound on Halsted when the driver tried to make a right hand turn and struck the driver's side of a car. Magnabosco then continued westbound on Ridge Road and struck another car while trying to pass in the right hand lane.
Magnabosco's wild ride came to an end after turning onto Center Road and striking a stop sign. An officer noticed that Magnabosco had an odor of alcohol on his breath and slurred his speech, police said. Cops determined that his license was suspended. Paramedics took him to South Suburban Hospital for treatment.
Sept. 1: An Oak Lawn man was charged with driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance after he was clocked driving 62mph in a 40mph zone, reports said.
An Oak Lawn police officer observed a black Ford pickup truck swerving over the line marker going northbound on Central Avenue around 11:50 p.m.
The driver, identified as Jose E. Cortez, 39, was eventually pulled over at 105th Street and Central Avenue, police said.
According to the officer, Cortez’s hands moved deliberately as he scanned the contents of his wallet looking for his driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Cortez passed over his driver’s license and told the officer he couldn’t find it. He was eventually able to produce an Illinois state ID card, police said.
Cortez looked through papers in the center armrest console for his proof of insurance but said that couldn’t find it. The office noticed an open bottle of Carta Blanca beer in the center armrest cup holder, reports said.
The officer said that Cortez's eyes appeared bloodshot, in addition to slurred speech an odor of alcohol on his breath.
Cortez allegedly told the officer that he wasn’t going to lie about drinking and said he had two drinks. He also dropped the name of a Chicago Ridge official, reports said.
Police said that Cortez failed to recite the alphabet properly and pleaded to be let go. When Cortez refused to take a preliminary breath test, police said he was placed under arrest for DUI.
During a search of Cortez’s pockets, the officer found a Mexican currency note for 100 pesos. The officer opened the bill and saw a white powdery substance in the folds of the note, reports said.
Cortez allegedly asked numerous times what the bond would be. Police said he refused all chemical tests, and would only initial the Miranda warning if he could bond out that day.
The white powdery substance found in the folds of the Mexican currency field tested positive for the presence of cocaine, reports said.
In addition to DUI and possession of a controlled substance, Cortez with charged with speeding, improper lane use, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating a vehicle without insurance, and failure to notify the Illinois Secretary of State of a change in address.
Cortez had a bond hearing at 26th and California on Sept. 2.
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