An Alsip man is facing several charges after allegedly driving under the influence in Oak Lawn although he avoided felony DUI charges.
After the driver pulled up out of Oak Center Drive onto Cicero Avenue, an Oak Lawn police officer on patrol alleged that the driver drove off the street onto the sidewalk and back onto Cicero Avenue. The officer activated his siren but claimed that the driver did not stop until he reached 105th Street.
The driver, Eddy Cardoza, allegedly provided an expired insurance card and a driving permit rather than a license.
The officer reported that Cardoza had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and there was evidence, according to the police, of cannabis consumption in the car.
According to the police, Cardoza was unable to recite the alphabet, had glassy eyes and failed to follow instructions during the field sobriety test.
Cardoza denied drinking alcohol or using marijuana. Cardoza did not submit a breath sample.
Cardoza’s license, according to the police, was previously suspended in December of 2018 due to previous DUI. A request to charge Cardoza with felony aggravated DUI was denied by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Cardoza was issued citations for driving with a suspended license, unlawful consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving off the roadway, and improper lane usage.