SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
- Nerijus Cepas, 30, of the 10S500 block of Echo Lane, Willowbrook, was stopped by police at 10:22 p.m. on the 7600 block of Cass Avenue for speeding southbound on Cass from Plainfield Road. He was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, endangering the life or health of a child and improper turn at an intersection. More than one officer could smell alcoholic-based beverages coming from Cepas while talking to him. Officers also noticed he had his two daughters in the car with him at the time of the stop. He failed field sobriety tests, was arrested, processed and released with a court date of April 3 in Wheaton.
- Brian Okeefe, 51, of the 500 block of Redondo Drive, Downers Grove, was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and driving on a suspended/revoked driver's license. An officer stopped Okeefe at 12:37 a.m. on the 1400 block of Plainfield Road after Okeefe passed him at a high rate of speed. More than one officer could smell alcoholic-based beverages coming from Okeefe while talking to him. He failed field sobriety tests, was arrested, processed and released with an April 2 court date in Wheaton.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
DUI, Traffic Crash
- Joseph Riha, 41, of the 100 block of Olde English Court, Romeoville, was involved in a crash at the intersection of Hinsbrook and Cass avenues at 10:40 p.m. Riha was charged with DUI, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to yield to a stop sign. An officer could smell alcoholic-based beverages coming from Riha when talking to him about the crash. He failed field sobriety tests, was arrested, processed and released with a court date of March 19 in Wheaton.
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