A Tennessee woman accused of a hit-and-run crash in Will County also faces drunken driving charges from Orland Park.
Laura A. Faron, 44, of the 2600 block of Chambliss Road, Pleasant View, TN, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs and improper lane use, according to an Orland Park police report
Police spotted a silver Jeep crossing into the oncoming lane at about 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 6 in the 10100 block of 159th Street, the report states. An officer who pulled over the Jeep knocked on the window, getting the driver's attention. The driver, Faron, held down the button to open the window longer than necessary and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her.
When asked by police, Faron handed over her driver's license and emissions paperwork, believing that it was her insurance card, the report states.
During the stop, police noticed that the jeep had front end damage and had learned there was a reported hit-and-run crash by Will County Sheriff's police, the report states. Deputies confirmed that Faron's Jeep was involved in the crash.
Orland Park police asked Faron to perform tests for sobriety, which she failed, the report states.
Cops searched Faron's Jeep after taking her into custody and found prescription bottles for hydrocodone and alprazolam.
Faron is due on Oct. 31 in Bridgeview court.
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