A “stalled” car, a sleeping driver, drugs and an arrest.
On March 9th, a police officer was on routine patrol at 3:40 a.m. when he noticed a car facing south on Lawrence Court at 102nd street. When the car didn’t move from the intersection, the officer flashed his bright lights to alert the driver but the car didn’t move through the intersection.
The officer exited his squad car and approached the stalled car. He reported that there was a driver in the car but he was slumped over in his seat with his eyes closed. The radio was playing loudly, according to the police, and the car was in drive although the driver had his foot on the break.
The officer pulled his squad in front of the vehicle and blocked it in case the driver was startled and accelerated into traffic. He then returned to the driver’s side window and tried to get the driver to awaken. After shaking the car, the officer stated he was able to wake the sleepy driver. According to the police, the driver eventually rolled down the window after repeated requests to do so.
The police allege that the driver did not know where he was but said he was coming from a party in Justice. He later changed the answer to Palos.
When the officer informed the driver that he was not near either of those towns, the driver allegedly told the officer he was “lost”. The officer asked for a license and insurance and the driver reportedly responded that he didn’t have his license.
The state records indicated that the driver’s license was cancelled. The man, Christopher Scott, was taken into custody by the officer. A search of the man allegedly found a bag of hypodermic needles and a baggie with a white powdery substance from his pants packet. The police charged him with possession of a controlled substance, believing the substance to be heroin. He was also charged with possession of hypodermic needles and driving without a license and without insurance.
Christopher Scott is a 37 year old white male who provided the police with an address of 15821 Centennial Drive, Orland Park, Illinois.