Among the many calls for fireworks on July 4th, the Oak Lawn police also responded to other issues including the report of a man asleep in a car a the intersection of 103rd and Cicero Avenue at about 6:15 a.m.
When the police arrived, one squad parked in front and the other behind to prevent the Toyota Camry from accidentally drifting into traffic. That standard procedure proved to be helpful when the officers alerted the driver to allegedly wake him up and the car moved forward striking the squad.
One of the officers entered the passenger side of the car and placed the car in park while the other officer tried to talk to the driver, identified as Patrick J. Boyle. According to the police, Doyle told them he was heading home to Mt. Greenwood and had left an unknown address in Chicago Ridge.
The officers allege that Doyle’s eyes were glassy, his speech was mumbled and slurred and he had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. He allegedly guessed the time as nine.
When he was asked if he had been drinking, Doyle allegedly admitted to drinking some kind of hard alcohol but could not recall the type of drinks he consumed. He was sure he had “not much” to drink. Despite those assurances, the officers had Doyle recite the alphabet and they claim that he made it to “p” before then reciting random letters.
The field sobriety tests made the officers believe that he was impaired. Doyle reportedly then took a breathalyzer test that indicated a blood alcohol content of .248 according to the police. In Illinois, driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 or higher is illegal.
Doyle was arrested for driving under the influence and a search of the car allegedly found several cans of alcohol on the rear floor. The police alleged that there were also two coolers and a backpack filled with dozens of sealed cold cans and bottle of beer. The police also claim that they recovered open and partially consumed bottles of 2Nite Sicilian blood orange flavored vodka and Martini and Rossi vermouth.
A second breathalyzer at the police station showed a blood alcohol level of .182. Doyle also provided a Chicago Ridge address for his home rather than the Mt. Greenwood address he previously recited. In addition to the DUI, he was charged with disobeying a traffic signal, having an expired registration, not having proof of insurance, and for illegal consumption of alcohol by someone between the ages of 16 and 21.
Doyle is a 19 year old white male and provided a Chicago Ridge address.