Brendan A. Greene, 24, of the 11700 block of Springbrook Court, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, failing to slow down to avoid a crash and improper lane use, according to an Orland Park police report.
Police were called at about 1:11 a.m. on Sept. 8 to the 14900 block of Highland Avenue for a traffic crash investigation, the report states. The driver of a blue car, Greene, was the only person at the crash. He told an officer that he was reaching down to the passenger side of his car to retrieve a cigarette when he veered left and hit an unoccupied red Chevy Silverado parked on the street.
Greene admitted to cops that he drank six beers and two shots before driving, the report states. He face appeared red and he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
An officer had Greene perform tests for sobriety, the report states. During tests, he had to steady himself and nearly fell over. Police placed him under arrest after he failed the tests.
Green is due on Oct. 3 in Bridgeview court.
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