At about one in the morning on December 20th, an Oak Lawn police officer observed a car traveling across the median strip on Southwest Highway near 51st Avenue. The officer claims that the driver, Alejandro Ginez spun his wheels and started traveling quickly west bound.
The officer estimated the speed of the offender to be 53 in a 30 mph speed zone. After the officer activated his lights in an attempt to curb the vehicle, the officer reported that the offender accelerated and turned right at Central Avenue and then again on 87th Street. As the officer approached 87th Street, he noticed the car had turned in behind an apartment building on 87th Street.
The officer reported entering behind the building’s lot and found that the car had apparently run into a closed garage door. When the officer told the driver to stop the car and exit, he allegedly accelerated causing the car to lunge forward further into the door.
The police officer was able to open the car door and take the key from the ignition. Ginez allegedly was covered in vomit, smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and was moving slowly. He was taken into custody and allegedly vomited again in one of the squad cars. He vomited a third time at the station according to the report.
At the police station, he submitted to a breath test that allegedly registered at .153 BAC, which is about twice the amount of the legal limit for operating a vehicle. Ginez did not have a license.
He was charged with one felony count of aggravated DUI, one felony count of fleeing and eluding, a citation for DUI, disobeying a traffic signal, speeding, operating an uninsured vehicle, driving on a suspended license, and a Citation for DUI over .08. Ginez is a 25 year old Hispanic male who provided a Chicago Ridge address to the police.