THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Hickory Hills Driver Charged with DUI
Jaroslav Benda, 35, of the 8500 block of West 95th Street in Hickory Hills, was charged with driving without a license, speeding, driving without insurance and two counts of driving under the influence, according to a police report. Benda's car was stopped at about 4:01 a.m. near 11900 S. Harlem Ave. for speeding. Police said he was doing 63 mph in a 35 mph zone. He was arrested, booked and given a $3,000 bond.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9
Orland Park Man Faces DUI and Drug Paraphernalia Charges
Ronald J. Siwinski, 49, of the 8900 block of Riviera Parkway in Orland Park, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without insurance, improper lane use and only having one tail light, according to a police report. Siwinski's vehicle was stopped for improper lane use and for having a tail light out. Officers speaking with Siwinski were able to smell an odor of alcohol on his breath. His eyes also were bloodshot and he spoke with slurred speech, police said.
Siwinski was unable to take field tests for sobriety and submitted to a breath test for his blood-alcohol level, according to the report. Police said that, during a search of the vehicle, several items of drug paraphernalia were uncovered. Siwinksi was booked and given a bond of $3,000.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11
Chicago Man Charged with 2 Counts of DUI
James M. Allen, 24, of the 6900 block of South Jeffery Blvd. No. 2A in Chicago, was charged with speeding and two counts of driving under the influence, according to a police report. Police stopped Allen's vehicle just before 5 a.m. near 12500 S. Harlem Ave. for speeding. Officers allegedly saw that Allen had bloodshot eyes and could smell an odor of alcohol on his breath. He was booked and given a $1,500 bond.
MONDAY, NOV. 12
Driver Tests At 3 Times The Legal Limit
John Farrell, 32, of the 18200 block of South Sayre in Tinley Park, was charged with speeding, illegal transportation of alcohol and two counts of driving under the influence, according to a police report. Police stopped Farrell at 9:53 p.m. near 12900 S. Harlem Ave. for reportedly doing 62 mph in a 35 mph zone. Officers arrested him after he allegedly failed field sobriety tests. A test for his blood-alcohol level resulted in a 0.241. He was booked and given a $1,000 bond.
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