'White Suburban Kid' Who Didn't 'Deserve' to be Arrested Gets Arrested Again

Orland Park man crashes his car and is charged with DUI and violation of supervision stemming from a resisting arrest incident in Tinley Park last spring.

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.

Robert November 01, 2011 at 08:06 PM
How do DUI charges just get dropped? Cannabis in the car too. Cannabis potentiates nearly all substances of abuse like alcohol, cocaine.... Cannabis is the drug some enabling politicians are calling "harmless" and they are voting on decriminalizing it by issueing a ticket maybe allowing growers here for "medicinal" purposes, lol, even though there are no medical purposes to THC. If he didn't use the alcohol they may have never known he was out of his mind on cannabis.
Mick Radman November 02, 2011 at 04:59 PM
The self entitled, above the law attitude of this kid is disgusting. Almost as bad as Robert's misinformed 1990's DARE class mentality of marijuana.
frank November 03, 2011 at 02:37 PM
The system is failing this kid,the parents, and the community. When the big one comes, there will be a lot of double-talk. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<,
matt December 22, 2011 at 08:23 PM
His daddy is a lawyer thats why


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