A day before Labor Day, an anonymous caller told police officers that he saw a white Infiniti SUV weaving “all over the road” while traveling east bound on 111th Street from Ridgeland Avenue. The anonymous caller was in a car driven by his son, who attempted to pass the Infiniti to “get away from it”.
The passing idea almost backfired according to the caller, who told police officers that the Infiniti almost drifted into its lane as the pass attempt was made. The passing vehicle turned onto a side street to get to Central Avenue and avoid the Infiniti.
Unfortunately, the side street cut through proved useless for avoiding the Infiniti. The caller found themselves behind the Infiniti at the infamous Central Avenue train crossing. When the train cleared, the caller claimed that the Infiniti did not move for about thirty seconds with other drivers “honking at it”. The caller said the Infiniti drover north bound crossing lanes and nearly struck the curb several times. The caller then called 911.
Police officers on patrol were given a description and told the car was in the vicinity of 103rd and Central. An update told the officer the car was on 103rd and Washington. An officer spotted the vehicle with the brake lights illuminated stopped on an angle facing southwest bound in the 103rd block of Washington, according to the police. The Infiniti did not move until the officer activated the emergency lights. The Infiniti then parked along the curb, with the officer claiming that the car’s right front tire went over the curb onto the grass.
The driver told the office he lived at the address and he was going to park in the driveway but his sister’s vehicle was in the driveway. The driver was told that someone reported he had been driving drunk.
The driver, Jeries Tadrus told officers that he had been at a festival in Lombard and that he then drove his brother to Orland Park. Tadrus allegedly told the officer he had a couple of beers. The police allege that Tadrus failed the one leg stand and walk and turn test. He submitted a preliminary breath test that the officer stated showed a blood alcohol concentration of o.138.
Tadrus, a 29 year old white male, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The police claim that they found a nearly empty bottle of Remy Martin Fine Chapagne Cognac in the center console.