3 DUI Stops and a Pot Possession Arrest: Blotter

Palos Heights police reports, March 6-9.


DUI Charge For Chicago Ridge Man

David A. Dicharo, 27, of the 7000 block of West 100th Street in Chicago Ridge, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use and following too closely, according to a police report. Police stopped Dicharo at 3:36 a.m. near 12700 S. Harlem Ave., for following too closely and discovered during the traffic stop that he allegedly showed signs of drinking. He also reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He is due in court on April 11.

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Speeding And DUI

Andrew X. Sanchez, 21, of the 600 block of Aspen Drive in Romeoville, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08 and speeding, according to a police report. Police stopped Sanchez for speeding at about 10:53 p.m. near 12800 S. Harlem Ave. and, while speaking with him, allegedly saw signs he had been drinking. Sanchez failed field sobriety tests and was booked at the Palos Heights Police Department. He is due in court on April 2.

DUI Stop

Mohammad J. Abdulrahman, 38, of the 9300 block of South 81st Court in Hickory Hills, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, speeding, driving without lights when required, no valid insurance and improper standing on the roadway, according to report. Abdulrahman was stopped for speeding and driving without lights. Police allegedly determined he was under the influence of alcohol. He is due in court on April 25.

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Marijuana & Paraphernalia

John P. McCool, 18, of the 13800 block of South Sandra Lane in Crestwood, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving without insurance, according to a report. Police spoke with McCool, who was sitting in a parked car at about 4:18 p.m. near the intersection of Augusta and Sawgrass drives. He admitted to having a marijuana pipe. Police found a small amount of a green, leafy substance that was suspected as marijuana. McCool is due in court on April 2.

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