An Orland Park man who pleaded guilty to resisting arrest last spring sideswiped a telephone pole while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, according to prosecutors.
In court this morning, prosecutors said Robert C. McAlister, 21, of the 14400 block of Wooded Path Lane, was driving on the wrong side of the road when he crashed his car Tuesday around 1 a.m. His bail was set at $40,000.
By telephone, Cmdr. John Keating noted that the crash occurred at 173rd Street and 108th Avenue, but said he couldn’t comment further until the official police report was completed.
McAlister stood plain-clothed in court with a bright red mark under his left eye. He has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), failure to reduce speed to avoid accident and possession of cannabis. As such, prosecutors said he violated the terms of his current supervision.
In April, Tinley Park police charged McAlister with theft of services, battery and resisting arrest for . In lockup, he told arresting officers that he was just a “white suburban kid, and not some thug who deserves to be arrested,” according to the police report.
Court records show that the first two charges were eventually dropped, but McAlister pled guilty to “attempted resisting arrest,” a reduced charge offered by the state.
McAlister was also arrested in DuPage County for DUI, though the charges were dropped two months ago, according to Cook County prosecutors.