Oak Lawn Police reported making various arrests, including three for driving under the influence. The stories are true, no names have been changed and all information comes from the police department. The accused have not been convicted and are only charged based on the reports of the officers making the arrest.
On Saturday, April 8th, Jared Endicott of Burbank, was observed speeding southbound on Cicero Ave. Police radar measured his speed at 63 mph. When stopped by police, Endicott’s parked his car a full car width from the curb.
When asked, Endicott denied drinking any alcoholic beverages. According to the police, field sobriety tests indicated that Endicott was impaired. He refused a preliminary breath test.
When the officer attempted to place handcuffs on Endicott, Endicott allegedly pulled away his arm and grabbed the officer’s hand. Eventually, the officer was able to place the handcuffs on Endicott.
According to the police, Endicott then pleaded with the officer that his “grandmother is dying at the house. She just came home from the hospital.” Endicott reportedly asked to take the breath test. The sample allegedly resulted in a blood alcohol content reading above the legal limit.
Endicott was cited for driving under the influence, aggravated speeding, avoiding a traffic signal, failure to signal, and vehicle used with illegal activities.
On Sunday, April 15th, Jeremy Dennis formerly of Evergreen Park but now living in Oak Lawn, was observed speeding northbound on Pulaski Rd. Police radar measured his speed at 78 mph. When asked if he had been drinking, Dennis allegedly admitted that he drank “quite a bit.”
When asked if he knew what the speed limit was, he correctly stated 35 mph. When asked how fast he thought he was going, he underestimated his speed at 55 mph.
Dennis took field sobriety tests that, according to the police, indicated he was impaired. When asked to perform the Walk and Turn Test, Dennis allegedly said “I don’t think I can do that. I’m really drunk.” Dennis refused a preliminary breath test. Dennis was taken into custody.
At Booking, a breath test was performed. Dennis’s blood alcohol content was allegedly more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 (0.197).
Dennis was cited for driving under the influence, aggravated speeding, failure to signal, and vehicle used with illegal activities.
On Monday, April 16th, Courtney Finnegan of Burbank, was observed driving erratically on Central Ave. Police alleged that they observed Finnegan swerving and speeding, going up to 55 mph.
When stopped, Finnegan was allegedly unable to provide up-to-date insurance information. The officer noted the strong odor of alcohol and asked if she had been drinking. At first, according to the police, Finnegan denied, then admitted to having a couple of beers at her father’s house.
After field sobriety tests indicated that Finnegan was impaired, the police claim she estimated that she had consumed four beers. When a preliminary breath test was offered, Finnegan allegedly refused saying, “My dad never told me to do that.”
Finnegan was placed under arrest. She was cited for driving under the influence, speeding, stopped past line, failure to signal, no valid proof of insurance, and vehicle used with illegal activities.