FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Red Means Stop
Police pulled over a car after seeing it drive through a red light and cross over the center line on Wolf Road south of 159th Street around 1:30 p.m. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and she failed field sobriety tests, police said. At first she wouldn’t provide a breath sample, but later she did at the police station, according to the report. Liza Callahan, 50, of the 11800 block of 86th Avenue in Palos Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08, improper lane use, disobeying a traffic control light and driving an uninsured vehicle.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
Police pulled over a car for making an improper turn in the 16600 block of LaGrange Road around 6:45 p.m. The officer asked the driver and passenger for identification, and passenger said she had none, according to the report. A name she gave didn’t appear in records, and police found a different name on a driver’s license in the passenger’s purse, according to the report. An active warrant was found for the passenger’s arrest, police said. Stephanie M. Mitchell, 26, of the 22700 block of Beverly Lane in Frankfort, was arrested on a Will County failure-to-appear warrant for a possession of a controlled substance charge.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
Police pulled over a car after seeing it driving 59 mph in a 45 mph zone in the 9700 block of 159th Street around 3:15 a.m. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and she failed field sobriety tests, police said. A marijuana pipe was found in the car that belonged to a passenger, according to the report. Madelyn R. Bertrand, 19, of the 9900 block of Spaulding Avenue in Evergreen Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08, speeding and driving an uninsured vehicle. Kathryn E. Cullen, 19, of the 3900 block of 104th Place in Chicago, was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia. Both we cited for underage consumption of alcohol.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Bob and Swerve
Police were called about a white Lexus SUV swerving and hitting curbs near 143rd Street and Ravinia Avenue around 10:15 p.m. An officer saw an SUV matching the description crossing over lane lines, and nearly hitting an oncoming car, while in the 11000 block of 143rd Street, and the SUV was pulled over, police said. The SUV kept driving after the officer turned on emergency lights, according to the report. The driver failed field sobriety tests, her breath smelled faintly like alcohol and she admitted to drinking earlier in the night, police said. She declined to take a Breathalyzer test, and police later found a cup in the SUV with alcohol in it, according to the report. Christine E. Steadman, 48, of the 1000 block of Edgewood Court in Lemont, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an uninsured vehicle, improper lane use and illegal transportation of alcohol.
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