Friday, December 21, 2012
Lisle police cracking down on drinking and driving during holiday season.
Information below provided by the Lisle Police Department: The Lisle Police Department is participating in the 2012 Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” Campaign. The intensified enforcement effort against drunk drivers and seat belt law violators underscores the disproportionate number of traffic deaths caused by alcohol and the failure to buckle up. The stepped-up enforcement will run through New Year’s Eve. Enforcement efforts will concentrate on the deadly nighttime hours between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the midnight to 3 a.m. timeframe is the deadliest time on Illinois roadways, and 9 p.m. is the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Here are some items from the Village of Lisle Police Department blotter on Dec. 16.
Two people were nabbed for driving under the influence of alcohol Dec. 16, Lisle police said.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Officers now have the option of bringing an on-call phlebotomist to the police department to take a driver's blood to determine his or her blood alcohol content (BAC), speeding up the arrest process. DUI attorney says initiative is problematic.
In an effort to crack down on drivers suspected of driving under the influence, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced a new protocol Tuesday that will provide law enforcement with the option of bringing in an on-call phlebotomist, someone licensed to draw blood, to speed up the process of determining a driver's BAC. “The average rate of elimination of alcohol in a person is .015 - .020 grams per milliliters per hour,” Berlin said in a statement. “Consequently, in any DUI investigation, time is of the essence in obtaining evidence of a subject’s blood alcohol content or BAC.” Drivers now have the choice to refuse a breathalyzer, and officers have the option of taking the driver to a hospital for a blood draw to determine …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Here are some items from the Village of Lisle Police Department blotter Nov. 3-6.
DUIs Arahel Velazquez-Perez, 34, 4935 Keller, Lisle, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 11:07 p.m. Nov. 6 at Old Tavern and Ridgeland, police said. Taurus S. Weeks, 26, 2364 River Hill, Bolingbrook, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while license is revoked at 1:16 a.m. Nov. 5 at Four Lakes and River Bend, police said. Brittany N. Borish, 24, 6604 Fernwood Drive, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 12:03 a.m. Nov. 3 in the 6200 block of Trinity Drive, police said.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Here's an item from the Village of Lisle Police Department blotter Oct. 14.
Jonathan W. Carlson, 22, 824 Wellner Road, Naperville, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 3:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at Radcliff and Plank roads, police said.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Lisle police reports, Sept. 21-23
DUI Gerardo Valdes-Soto, 22, 2538 W. 45th St., Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 6:42 p.m. in the 4600 block of Windward Road, police said. Resisting/obstructing an officer Michael Knowles, 32, 1137 N. Springfield, Chicago, was taken into custody by the Illinois State Police at 7 p.m. at 2888 Windsor Drive, police said. Reports state the Lisle Police Department held an active original arrest warrant for Knowles for a charge of obstructing/resisting an officer. Due to the numerous charges against Knowles he was taken to the DuPage County Jail and processed by sheriff personnel, police said.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Lisle police reports, Aug. 15
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 Lynn C. Jackman, 46, 600 Maple Ave., Lisle, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and other vehicle code violations, at 10:48 p.m. at River Drive and Maple Avenue, police said.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Lisle police reports, Aug. 2 and Aug. 5
THURSDAY, AUG. 2 Tyler T. Trice, 27, 1833 Four Lakes Ave., Lisle, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:09 a.m. in the 1400 block of Maple Avenue, police said. SUNDAY, AUG. 5 Michael D. Gordon, 22, 5500 Carmel, Hanover Park, was charged with retail theft at 9:45 p.m. at Ogden Convenient Food and Liquor, 2950 Ogden Ave., police said. Reports state Gordon and another person had taken several bottles of liquor and left the store without paying for them. Police said the second suspect was last seen in the area of Blackhawk and Old Tavern Road.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Let's follow the European example and make drinking any amount and driving illegal!
Do me a favor. Go to your local Patch website and type “DUI” in the search field. Astonishing isn’t it? But the irony is, because it’s the most often reported story, we don’t pay much attention until someone with a relatively high profile gets nabbed. Somehow, we’ve gotten to the point were the inevitability of drunken driving has become a given. And I’m just as guilty as everyone else. It took the recent Patch news story on the Batavia girls high school softball coach who resigned as a result of a DUI charge to make me seriously start thinking about this persistent problem. It brought back one my frequent conversations with former Kane County State’s Attorney John Barsanti, who made a very interesting point about our cultural mindset. He …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Lisle Police will conduct a Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Ogden Avenue as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches.
The Lisle Police Department will be looking out for anyone driving under the influence Friday night along Ogden Avenue. The officers will focus on possible impaired drivers and other traffic safety concerns including seat belt violations. Traffic studies show late night hours in summer are the deadliest time for vehicle crashes that are alcohol-related. Studies show in the last five years between June and August in Illinois, 149 of the 253 fatalities between midnight and 3 a.m. involved a drinking driver. Public Information Officer Ron Wilke said the program is primarily to educate drivers before the holidays come around when there are statistically more accidents. "The educational part of that is to 'think before you drink,'" he said. …