A man who left Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park and allegedly raced through Oak Lawn on his way to his home told the police that he was traveling faster than the speed limit because he had to use the washroom.
An Oak Lawn officer driving in the 9200 block of Cicero at about 3:45 a.m. on February 9th reported that a small black vehicle passed the pack of traffic in the center and left lane in the right lane at a high rate of speed.
The officer alleged that the car was traveling 83 miles per hour as it allegedly sped past the other traffic. At 87th street, the driver turned left and the officer turned on the flashing lights to stop the car near LaPorte.
According to the police, the driver Luis Vergara admitted to having three shots of Tequilla at Bourbon Street. He told the police that he thought he was only going 10 or 15 miles over the 35 miles per hour limit because he was in a hurry to urinate.
After performing the field sobriety test the officer determined that Vergara showed signs of impairment. He then conducted a breathalyzer which resulted in a .190 blood alcohol content according to the charges.
At that point, Vergara, a 22 year old Hispanic male with a Burbank address, was handcuffed and taken into custody. At the police station, a subsequent breathalyzer allegedly showed a .159 blood alcohol content. Vergara was charged with driving under the influence, aggravated speeding, failing to properly signal, and not having proof of insurance.