Blotter: 20-Year-Old Driver Tried Switching Seats in Front of Police

Palos Heights police reports, Aug. 13-16.


DUI Arrest After Suspicious Vehicle Investigation

Krystyna Prusak, 48, of 10300 block of Broadmoor Drive in Palos Hills, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police were looking into a suspicious vehicle at about 7:27 p.m. in the 12900 block of Sycamore Lane, according to a report. After investigating the driver, Prusak was arrested, booked and given a bond of $1,000.


Police: Driver Tried to Switch Seats

Orlaith M. Ruane, 20, of 11400 block of Woodlawn in Lemont, was charged with obstructing a police officer, underage drinking, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and improper lighting. Police stopped a vehicle at about 2:14 a.m. at 13100 S. Harlem Ave. that was driving with only one headlight. An officer said he saw the driver try to switch seats with a passenger, according to a report. The driver, Ruane, was unable to provide a driver's license. She was arrested and given a $2,000 bond.


Marijuana, Paraphernalia Possession Charges

Kevin C. Riley, 18, of the 9200 block of South 82nd Avenue in Hickory Hills, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a rear registration plate light. Police stopped a vehicle, driven by Riley, at about 1:57 a.m. at 12300 S. Harlem Ave. for not having a rear plate light, according to a report. During an investigation, police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Riley was booked and given a $1,500 bond.


University Park Man Arrested During Traffic Stop

Eric C. Riley, 27, of the 500 block of West Farmview Road in University Park, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, speeding and failing to signal when required. Police stopped Riley’s vehicle at about 2 a.m. at 12500 S. Harlem Ave. for speeding and failing to signal before changing a lane, according to a report. An officer said he believed Riley had bloodshot eyes. He also could smell alcohol. Riley failed sobriety tests and blew over the legal limit, police said. He was booked and given a $3,000 bond.

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