Man Charged with DUI after crashing into Crystal Lake Church

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A man faces DUI charges after allegedly driving through the wall of an unoccupied church Thursday in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

Daniel Lang, 41, of Lake in the Hills, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor driving under the influence and a misdemeanor count of failing to give information after striking unattended property, Crystal Lake police said in a statement.

About 12:18 a.m., officers were called to a report of a vehicle that crashed into Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1808 Miller Rd., police said.

They arrived and found a vehicle that had driven off the roadway and through a brick wall of the church, police said. Both the vehicle and church were unoccupied.

A witness told investigators the driver, the sole occupant, walked away from the area, police said. Officers found Lang about 30 minutes later in the 1600 block of Autumncrest Drive. He refused medical treatment and was arrested.

In addition to the charges, Lang was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and disobeying a stop sign, police said. He posted bail and was released from custody.

Actor Henry Thomas from ET arrested for DUI

From the Chicago Tribune:

Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon.

The 48-year-old Thomas was booked into the Washington County Jail and faces the misdemeanor charge after police said they found him Monday in a stationary car.

Thomas played Elliott, the young boy who befriends an alien in the classic 1982 movie. He has also appeared in “Gangs of New York” and “Legends of the Fall.”…

KGW reports the Tualatin Police Department said they received a call about a car that wasn’t moving.

Police say officers arrived, found Thomas and took him into custody after a field sobriety test.

 

Chicago Police to do DUI Saturation Patrol tonight in Albany Park

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The “DUI saturation patrol” will take place from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday in the Northwest Side neighborhood.
Chicago police plan to bump up their patrolling of DUI drivers Friday night in the Albany Park.
The “DUI saturation patrol” will take place between 7 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday in the Northwest Side neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The patrols will concentrate on a pre-designated area in the 17th District with officers continually monitoring for signs of impaired driving, police said. The patrols will also look for speeding and safety belt violations.
Police said they may deploy their “Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit,” which expedites the DUI charging process and allows for offenders to be released from the site with an individual recognizance bond, police said.

Police to begin aggressive DUI enforcement for Halloween beginning Oct 19

From the Patch:

The Buffalo Grove Police Department will be on the lookout for drunken drivers over the Halloween holiday. An “aggressive” enforcement effort will kick off on Oct. 19 and continue through Nov. 3, according to a news release from the police department.

Read the entire story at:  https://patch.com/illinois/buffalogrove/police-conduct-aggressive-dui-detail-over-halloween-cops

Glendale Heights Administrator arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident

From WLS News:

A village administrator for Glendale Heights has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash on Labor Day.

Glendale Heights police said they responded to a hit-and-run crash at 2:40 p.m. on September 2 at the intersection of Schmale Road and West Stevenson Drive.

Police identified the suspect as Raquel Becerra, 47, who surrendered to police on October 2 after an arrest warrant was issued.

On Monday, police said Becerra was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, once count of disobeying a stop sign and one count of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Becerra was released after posting bail and is scheduled to appear in court on October 31.

Chicago PD to conduct DUI Saturation Patrol tonight in Rogers Park

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Chicago police say they will be saturating the Rogers Park neighborhood Friday night to look for DUI drivers.

The “DUI saturation patrol” will take place between 7 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday in the North Side neighborhood, Chicago police said.

The patrols will concentrate on a pre-designated area with officers continually monitoring for signs of impaired driving, police said. The patrols will also look for speeding and safety belt violations.

Police said they may deploy their “Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit” which expedites the DUI charging process and allows for offenders to be released from the site with an individual recognizance bond, police said.