Speeding Driver Found with Controlled Substance, Charged with DUI: Blotter
Palos Heights police reports, Feb. 16-21.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
Marijuana Charge For Joliet Driver
Andrew L. Martinez, 35, of the 500 block of South Raynor Avenue, Joliet, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and not wearing a seatbelt, according to a police report. Martinez was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt at 9:24 a.m. near 11700 Southwest Highway, police said. Officers found the driver had a suspended license and was unable to show proof of insurance. A search of the vehicle reportedly turned up a small amount of marijuana. He was booked and given a $2,000 bond. He is due in court March 5.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
DUI, Controlled Substance, Speeding Charges
Ahmad Al Shalabi, 35, of the 9800 block of Ridgeland, Oak Lawn, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, speeding, and transporting an open container of alcohol, according to a police report. Police stopped Shalabi at about 2:50 a.m. in the 13300 block of Harlem Avenue for allegedly traveling 74mph in a 45 mph zone. Shalabi performed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He was booked and due in court Feb. 19.
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THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Chicago Ridge Driver Charged with Possession
Antoinette K. Marino, 19, of the 10300 block of South Austin, Chicago Ridge, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor, according to a police report. Marino's vehicle was stopped at about 12:55 a.m. near 12800 S. Harlem Ave. for having only one headlight lit. Police said they found the driver with marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. Marino was booked and given a $1,500 bond. He is due in court March 19.
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