Joseph Madden was arrested Saturday, May 21st, after police clocked him driving 42 mph in a 25 mph zone.
Police were dispatched due to a possible impaired driver traveling on Cicero Avenue at 103rd Street. From the description of the vehicle and its registration information, officers drove to the vehicle’s registered address, in the 9600 block of 53rd Avenue. While down the street, officers used radar to determine that Madden was travelling 17 mph over the posted limit.
After Madden exited the vehicle, police noted the strong smell of alcohol on his breath, that his speech was slurred, and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. Madden acknowledged that he had been drinking. Field sobriety tests indicated Madden was intoxicated. Madden later refused to take a breath test.
Joseph Madden was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, and vehicle used with illegal activities.
Eric Kunich of Evergreen Park was arrested Sunday, May 29th, after failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.
While traveling on Southwest Highway near 49th Court, officers who observed a speeding vehicle activated the lights and siren to perform a traffic stop. The speeding vehicle had passed Kunich, and police intended to do the same. Kunich failed to yield, turning in front of the police car, causing officers to wait for Kunich to complete his turn. Police pulled up alongside Kunich and ordered him to pull to the side, behind the speeding vehicle which had stopped.
The speeding driver was cited and released. Kunich was not so fortunate.
When asked why he didn’t move out of the way of the police, Kunich stated that he did not see them. When asked if he heard the siren or the emergency lights, Kunich said he did not. While speaking with Kunich, officers smelled alcohol on his breath and noted that his eyes were bloodshot. When asked if he had been drinking, Kunich confirmed that he had been. Kunich also indicated that he had just come from a tavern and was heading to another bar.
Kunich performed field sobriety tests which indicated he was impaired. Kunich refused a preliminary breath test. His breath alcohol concentration was later tested to be 0.117.
Eric Paul Kunich was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to yield to authorized emergency vehicle, improper use of registration, and vehicle used with illegal activities.
Myisha Smith was arrested Monday, May 30th, after officers witnessed her speeding.
Officers observed Smith approach the intersection of 95th Street and Southwest Highway at a high rate of speed, where she stopped abruptly for a red light. Smith’s vehicle had passed the stop line. Before officers could pull up behind her, Smith had accelerated quickly away from the intersection.
Using radar, officers measured Smith’s speed at 52 mph in the posted 30 mph zone near 97th
Street on Southwest Highway. Officers pulled smith over near 100th Street. Officers observed that Smith’s eyes were bloodshot, glassy and drooped, her speech was allegedly slurred and she had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath according to police. When asked if she had been drinking, she allegedly answered, “Not at all.”
Field sobriety tests indicated that Smith was impaired. When asked again if she had been drinking, Smith replied that she had “a wine.” Smith refused a preliminary breath test. A plastic tumbler containing liquid smelling of alcohol was located behind the driver’s seat. It appeared that the liquid had spilled out onto the floor. Smith was placed into custody.
Smith’s breath sample later showed a breath alcohol concentration of 0.186.
Myisha Smith was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, stopped past stop line, speeding, transportation of alcoholic liquor, and vehicle used with illegal activities.