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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.

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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.

Police report information is provided by Palos Heights Police. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken 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.

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