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Burnt Headlight Leads to Drug Charges for Oak Lawn Driver: Blotter

Palos Heights police reports, Nov. 12-15.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

One Headlight, Two Drug-Related Charges

Matthew Brall, 27, of the 10700 block of Kating in Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of between 2.5 and 10 grams of marijuana, according to a police report. Brall's vehicle was stopped at about 7 p.m. near 13300 S. Ridgeland Ave. after police saw it had only one headlight lighted. He reportedly consented to a search of his car, where police allegedly found a glass pipe and marijuana. Brall was booked and given a $1,500 bond.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

Frankfort Driver Faces DUI Charges

Myra J. Machura, 21, of the 21100 block of Deerpath Road in Frankfort, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, improper lane use and failing to dim lights, according to a police report. Police reportedly spotted Machura's vehicle at about 2:06 a.m. near 12500 S. Harlem Ave., when she failed to dim her brights. During the stop, an officer allegedly could smell an oder of alcohol coming from the driver. Machura failed field sobriety tests and, after her arrest, gave a breath sample that resulted in a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08. She was booked and given a $3,000 bond.

Driver Stopped After Multiple Lane Violations

Elefteriadis Lefteris, 53, of the 15500 block of South Holly Hock Court in Orland Park was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, improper lane use and following too closely, according to a police report. Police said Lefteris was stopped after his car was seen making several lane violations. During the stop, an officer allegedly could smell an odor of alcohol. Lefteris reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He also took a breath test after his arrest, which resulted in a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08. Police booked Lefteris and gave him a $3,000 bond.

Worth Driver Hit With DUI Charge

Margaret M. Crider, 39, of the 6500 block of West 111th Place in Worth was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane use and driving an uninsured vehicle, according to a police report. Crider's vehicle was stopped after it was reportedly seen committing lane violations. She agreed to a field sobriety test after an officer allegedly saw she had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. Crider was booked and given a $3,000 bond.

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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