Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken drivingat least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. We reached out to readers in our near-Chicago west-suburban sites and asked them: should the DUI limit be lowered to 0.05 percent? Here’s some of the responses we got: Lori Galandak-Anthony…
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hinsdale police reports, May 7-12
SUNDAY, MAY 12 Trevor T. Andrews, 27, of the 25600 block of Shoal Creek Drive, Monee, was charged with the following: Police at 2:18 a.m. stopped Andrews at 55th Street and Camberly Court for speeding and improper lane use, according to a report. He was observed to be under the influence of alcohol and refused a breath test, police said. He was charged and released to appear in court. FRIDAY, MAY 10 Ahmad S. Masoud, 25, of the 4900 block of West 84th Place, Burbank, was charged with obstructing justice, driving while license revoked and a stop sign violation. Masoud was stopped at 11:21 p.m. for failing to stop at a stop sign on the 100 block of East Ogden Avenue, according to police. "(Masoud) admitted to using false identification in an …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Check out this week's crime stories out of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Darien and Burr Ridge.
Look back at all the crime stories published this week on the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills, Darien and Burr Ridge Patch sites.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Hinsdale police reports, April 23-26
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Frank R. Sasek, 21, of the 5500 block of Harvey Avenue, LaGrange, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol over .08, and improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Police at 11:38 p.m. stopped Sasek at 55th Street and Grant for improper lane usage. He was observed to be under the influence of alcohol and submitted a breath test over .08., police said. Sasek was charged and released. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 James T. Vanek, 19, of the 300 block of Forest Road, Hinsdale, was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment. Police at 10:44 p.m. were dispatched for a suspicious vehicle on the 900 block of Cleveland. Vanek was found to be in possession of a green leafy substance…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hinsdale police reports, April 17-20
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Oscar Carrillo-Llanos, 33, of the 100 block of East Maple, Hinsdale, was charged with driving while license revoked. He was pulled over at 2:41 p.m. at Garfield and Chicago after an officer recognized him from a previous DUI arrest. He was charged and released to appear in court. FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Steven Paul Webb, 56, of the 11500 block of Villa Court, Alsip, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Police saw Webb at 6:37 p.m. stopped at Hickory and County Line Road with his hazard lights on. He was observed to be under the influence of a controlled substance, according to police. Paul was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. His blood and urine were drawn for evaluation. He was charged and …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hinsdale police reports, April 7-8
MONDAY, APRIL 8 Debra L. Rehling, 59, of the 7800 block of Darien Lake Drive, Darien, was charged at 10:50 a.m. with driving under the influence with a BAC over .08 and failure to yield at a stop intersection. Rehling failed to yield at the two-way stop intersection at the Lane and County Line Road and caused a traffic crash, according to police. Rehling was observed to be under the influence of alcohol and submitted a breath sample that was over .08. She was charged and released to appear in court. SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Evan A. Ciner, 29, of the 12000 block of Center Drive, Lemont, was charged at 2:43 a.m. with driving under the influence of alcohol. Ciner had stopped on the shoulder of southbound Route 83 at 55th Street when a police officer …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Burr Ridge police reports, March 16-20
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Joseph M. Bergland, 19, of the 5800 block of South Garfield Avenue, Hinsdale, was charged with DUI, police said, after a 12:40 a.m. traffic stop near the intersection of County Line Road and Longwood Drive. He was released to appear in court. MONDAY, MARCH 18 Michael H. Iwema, 20, of the 700 block of Cottonwood Court, Willowbrook, was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol, police said, after a 1:36 a.m. traffic stop related to driving with one headlight near the intersection of Madison Street and North Frontage Road. He was released to appear in court. SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Charges are pending against three juveniles, a 17-year-old female from Burr Ridge, a 17-year-old female from Willowbrook and a 16-year-old male …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Clarendon Hills police reports, March 13-17
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 Maureen Hipskind, 49, of the 5500 block of Childs Avenue, Hinsdale, was charged with DUI, police said, after appearing under the influence of alcohol during a 12:53 a.m. traffic stop related to failure to signal near 55th and Quincy streets and failing an ensuing breath test. She was released to appear in court. THURSDAY, MARCH 13 Two iPod Touches worth a combined $600 were stolen from Prospect School classrooms between Feb. 21 and 27, according to a March 13 report. The devices were located in teacher desk drawers, police said. There are no suspects. Fifteen dollars in cash was also taken. There are plenty of ways to keep up on Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills news: See also: Police Blotter information is provided by local law …
Orland Park police charged the woman after they observed her sleeping behind the wheel of her SUV while it was running and apparently in drive.
Amy L. Zvonik, 35, of the 400 block of Chestnut Street in Hinsdale, was charged in Orland Park on March 2 with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08., driving below the minimum speed, driving without a valid license and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a report from Orland Park police. Police found Zvonik asleep behind the wheel of her white Dodge Durango at around 6 p.m. near the intersection of 156th Street and LaGrange Road. The SUV was running and appeared to be in drive. Zvonik reportedly did not wake immediately, despite the officer yelling and knocking loudly on the window. When she woke, she drove the SUV forward without speaking to the officer and, eventually, …