DUI Stops and Drug Arrests During the Holiday Season: Blotter

Palos Heights police reports, Dec. 22-26.


DUI Arrest After Lane Violation Stop

Josue Herrerea, 22, of the 100 block of Bayview Court in Steger, was charged with driving without a license, improper lane use, driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08, according to a police report. Herrerea's vehicle was stopped at about 2:31 a.m. near 12800 S. Harlem Avenue for a lane violation. Officers said the driver had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a smell of alcohol on his breath. Herrerea took field sobriety tests and, after his arrest, gave a breath sample. Herrerea was booked and given a $3,000 bond.

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Failed Sobriety Test Leads to DUI Charge

Kimberly M. Widlacki, 45, of the 5700 block of West 129th Street in Crestwood, was charged with improper lane use and driving under the influence, according to a report. Police stopped Widlacki's car at about 2:13 a.m. near 6800 W. 127th St. Officers said she committed a lane violation. During the stop, Widlacki failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, police said. She was charged and given a $3,000 bond.


Pot Bust During Traffic Stop

David W. Campbell, 27, of the 9000 block of Timber Trail in Orland Park, was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis, according to a police report. Police stopped Campbell's vehicle for speeding and found that he allegedly had a suspended license. He was booked and given a $2,000 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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