Rosy Cheeks Can't Help Alleged Drunken Driver: Blotter

Orland Park DUI reports, July 14-15.


Rosy-Cheeked Driver Charged with DUI

Timothy P. Curley, 40, of the 12600 block of Diane Drive, Palos Heights, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, having only one headlight and disobeying a stop light, according to an Orland Park police report.

Police spotted and stopped a black Volvo at about 1:18 a.m. near 143rd Street and West Avenue that had only one working headlight, the report states. An officer said the driver, Curley, spoke with a very thick tongue and had rosy cheeks. He performed tests for intoxication, after which he was arrested.

Curley is due on Aug. 26 in Bridgeview court.


Nervous Driver Tried to Provoke Officer

Hoguer Martinez, 32, of the 14200 block of Harrison Avenue, Posen, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, improper lane use and driving without a valid license, according to a police report.

An officer saw the passenger side tires of Martinez's car cross the white center line at about 3:49 p.m. in the 7400 block of 143rd Street, the report states. Police said they could smell a moderate odor of alcohol on the driver's breath. Martinez's face was flushed and he stammered when he spoke.

Police asked Martinez, who appeared nervous when speaking with police, to take field sobriety tests. He told an officer he spent about two hours at the bar after getting off of work. Martinez was arrested and placed in the back of a squad car, where he allegedly tried provoke the officer into beating him. He later took a breath test.

Martinez is due on Sept. 3 in Bridgeview court.

Police report information is provided by the Orland Park Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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