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DUI Charges; Texting While Driving: Blotter

Palos Heights police reports, March 4-5.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

DUI Charge For Bolingbrook Driver

Beata M. Wells, 44, of 200 block of Douglas Way, Bolingbrook, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, speeding and improper lane use, according to a police report. Wells was reportedly stopped for improper lane use and speeding. An officer allegedly observed signs that the driver had been drinking. Wells submitted to field sobriety tests and failed, according to police.

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MONDAY, MARCH 4

Texting While Driving

John R. Soto, 31, of the 14300 block of South Jefferson, Orland Park, was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without proof of insurance and texting while driving, according to a report. Police said Soto was stopped for texting while driving. An officer allegedly learned their was drug paraphernalia inside the car. He was booked and given an April 11 court date.

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DUI Charges For Tinley Park Man

Joseph D. Cipolla, 19, of 7500 block fo West 173rd Street, Tinley Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, driving without insurance, improper lane use and speeding, according to a report. Cipolla was stopped for speeding and improper lane use, police said. An investigating allegedly showed that he was under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to a breath test, which reportedly showed a BAL greater than 0.08. 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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