5 or 6 Beers
Armando Juarez, 40, of the 300 block of West 14th Place, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, illegally transporting alcohol, driving without a license, driving without proof of insurance and improper lane use, according to a Chicago Heights police report.
A cop spotted a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee cross the center road lines at about 2:26 a.m. near the intersection of 14th Street and Sunset, the report states. Police performed a traffic stop and the Jeep stopped in the center of the road. The driver, Juarez, could not provide a license or proof of insurance. He told police he drank "five or six beers." The officer had Juarez perform field sobriety tests, which he reportedly failed, and arrested him. He also took a breath test that resulted in a 0.101 BAL.
Juarez was due on Sept. 5 in Markham court.
FRIDAY, AUG. 9
Glasses Of Wine
Althea L. Watts, 49, of the 500 block of Wysteria Drive, Olympia Fields, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of improper lane use, according to a report.
Cops stopped a 2008 Buick Enclave at about 1:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Dixie Highway after it was spotted crossing the center yellow road lines twice, the report states. The driver, Watts, had watery, bloodshot eyes and her breath had an odor of alcohol, police said. Watts told police she had two glasses of wine before driving, the report states. She was asked to take tests for intoxication, which she allegedly failed. Watts refused to take a breath test.
Watts was due on Aug. 28 in Markham court.
DUI Charges For SUV Driver
Jose Nieto, 44, of the 3700 block of West 212th Place, Matteson, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, driving with a defective windshield and driving without proof of insurance, according to a report.
A 1992 Chevy SUV that had a defective windshield was stopped at about 2:17 a.m. in the 1500 block of Chicago Road, the report states. The driver, Nieto, had pulled into a gas station. Nieto had "extremely bloodshot" eyes and a smell of alcohol on his breath, police said. After failing to provide proof of insurance, he told police he had a few drinks that night.
Police arrested Nieto after he performed field sobriety tests, the report states. During a search, police found empty bottles of Barcardi in the car.
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