A Tinley Park man who didn't know where he had crashed his car in Orland Park faces drug and driving under the influence charges, according to a report.
Matthew J. Bauer, 26, of the 16200 block of Bormet Drive, was charged with felony drug possession, four counts of driving under the influence and several traffic violations, according to an Orland Park police report.
Police spotted a gray Hyundai four door car that had heavy front-end damage driving at about 7:29 p.m. on Sept. 29 south on LaGrange Road with its lights off, the report sates. An officer pulled the car over in the 9500 block of 159th Street and identified Bauer as the driver.
Bauer told cops that he crashed his car but wasn't hurt and felt healthy, the report states. However, he didn't know where he crashed or what kind of car he ran into. Police could smell a strong odor coming from Bauer's mouth when he spoke. He slurred his speech and mumbled to cops and barely kept his eyes open.
Officers asked Bauer to take tests for sobriety, during which he swayed while standing, the report states. Police said he failed the tests and was arrested. Bauer was taken to the Tinley Park Police Department, where cops searched him and found nine small bags of a white powder that tested positive for 0.5 grams of heroin. A glass smoking pipe used for inhaling drugs also was found.
During booking, Bauer was taken to Palos Community Hospital for drug treatment, the report states.
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