A 32-year-old man who told police he smelled like alcohol because he came from the club is accused of driving under the influence.
Willie E. Young, 32, of the 4200 block of Greenbrier, Richton Park, was charged with driving under the influence, driving without insurance, driving without valid registration, improper lane use and speeding on Oct. 6, according to a Chicago Heights police report.
Police said Young was driving a car that straddled the road lines at about 3:46 a.m. on Chicago Road near 14th Street, the report states. Police also observed the vehicle traveling 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. Cops pulled the car over and noted that the driver had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
Young told officers that he doesn't drink and that he smelled like alcohol because he was at "the club," the report states. He was asked to take tests for sobriety but refused to take a Breathalyzer test. Police took him into custody and booked him on charges.
Young is due on Dec. 13 in Markham court.Police report information is provided by the Chicago Heights Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions 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.