A 21 year old Chicago Ridge man was arrested in Oak Lawn and charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after being stopped in Oak Lawn on December 17th.
Two Oak Lawn detectives saw a car driven by John Trimakas, come to what they described as an abrupt but perhaps untimely stop at 99th and Southwest Highway. The police reported that the car stopped after the white line with the front tires in the intersection and the back tires beyond the white line also.
The detectives followed the vehicle to Ridgeland where Trimakas allegedly turned left to the wrong lane on Ridgeland Avenue. The vehicle was pulled over by Oak Lawn police.
When the police requested that Trimakas exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests, he allegedly said, “what did I get stopped for?” Trimakas allegedly refused the first command to get out of the vehicle although his passenger complied with the request.
The police reported releasing the seatbelt and assisting Trimakas out of the vehicle. When asked if he had any weapons, Trimakas allegedly told the officers he had a “pistol” in his left jacket pocket, which was recovered. Trimakas did not have a valid FOID card or a concealed carry license according to the police.
The police claim that during a search they found two pills that they believe are Apmphetamine and Dextroamphetamine, which are schedule two controlled substances.
The field sobriety tests were performed at the police station and Trimakas provided a urine sample to the police. The passenger was released without any charges.
Trimakas is a white male with a Chicago Ridge address.