Gregory Martin and Brianna Oliver were arrested Wednesday, June 22nd, after police clocked Martin driving 51 mph in a 30 mph zone.
As police patrolled on 95th Street, police pulled over Martin near the 52nd Avenue. When officers approached the Nissan Altima, they immediately detected the strong smell of cannabis when Martin opened the driver’s window.
Martin interrupted officers when they asked for license and proof of insurance, demanding to know why he was being stopped. Martin became very upset, demanding to be informed why he was stopped and for a supervisor to come to the scene. Martin began recording the traffic stop using his cell phone, and officers informed him the stop was also being recorded by the dash cam in the squad car.
Officers again asked for license and insurance. Martin produced his license and rental agreement. Officers asked the female passenger for her identification as well. She gave officers the name Brianna Barry.
Officers ran Martin’s driver’s license and the name and date of birth of Brianna Barry. Martin’s license came back clear and valid while Brianna Barry came back clear with no record.
Officers returned to the vehicle and informed Martin that they detected a strong odor of cannabis coming from his vehicle. They asked Martin to step out of the vehicle. Martin refused, stating officers did not have probable cause. Officers asked him again to exit the vehicle, and Martin again refused.
Officers advised Martin that by not exiting the vehicle, he was obstructing an investigation. Martin continued to refuse to exit, stating he would not get out. Officers requested a supervisor come to the traffic stop. Officers asked again for Martin to exit the vehicle, but Martin refused.
Officers informed Martin that he was under arrest for obstructing a peace officer, ordering him to exit the vehicle. Martin refused to exit and began rolling up his window. Officers advised Martin that he was resisting arrest, and they would be forced to remove him from the vehicle.
As officers gave the final command to exit the vehicle, an officer tapped on the glass of the passenger side and presented a baton in order to gain compliance from the occupants of the vehicle. Martin and Brianna then exited the vehicle and were taken into custody.
Brianna eventually admitted that her name was Brianna Oliver, not Brianna Barry as she’d told officers.
Officers searched the vehicle and located a large sum of money in the center console. The money was removed from the vehicle for safe keeping and counted in front of Martin at the station, before being stored with his property. A K9 unit was requested to search the vehicle.
Brianna Oliver was cited with obstruction of identification.
Gregory Martin was cited for speeding, disobeying a traffic control signal, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to notify the Secretary of State of address change, obstructing a peace officer, and resisting a peace officer.
Tiffany Rico, of Evergreen Park, was arrested Thursday, June 23rd, after police observed her driving 54 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Police patrolling 95th Street observed a Ford Focus pass them at a high rate of speed then abruptly change lanes. Officers activated their radar and measured the speed of the Focus at 24 mph over the posted speed limit.
Officers observed the Ford swerving several times within its lane as it approached the red light at Pulaski Road. When the light turned green, officers initiated a traffic stop by activating their emergency lights. The Ford continued driving in the left lane until officers sounded their siren, at which time it pulled to the curb. The Ford stopped several feet from the curb at Hamlin Avenue, two blocks east of where the traffic stop initiated.
When officers asked for driver’s license and proof of insurance, they immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. Tiffany stated that she had come from a bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend. When asked which bar, she seemed confused and didn’t answer.
Officers noted that Rico’s speech was slurred, her eyes were glassy and drooped, and her gaze was fixed. When asked if she had been drinking, Rico admitted to having “a couple” Coronas.
Rico submitted to multiple Field Sobriety Tests. Her performance indicated impairment. Officers offered a preliminary breath test, but Rico refused. At booking, Rico would not blow hard enough for a breath sample during six attempts. Rico refused blood and urine tests.
Tiffany Rico was cited for driving under the influence, improper signal, speeding, and vehicle used with illegal activities.