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Police Blotter: Driver Nearly Hits Dog-Walker While Blasting Music

Darien police reports, June 11-14.

Thursday, June 14

Eight bottles of alcohol taken from Walmart

Xavier D. Sparkman, 19, of the 2100 block of South Harding in Chicago, was arrested around 8:20 p.m. at the 75th Street Walmart, said.

Police said Sparkman walked past Walmart’s cash registers with eight bottles of alcohol, worth about $89, in his backpack.

He was charged with retail theft and given a July 17 court date.

Monday, June 11

Man blasts music from hatchback, almost strikes pedestrian

Raymond Richard Bindgen, 52, of the 600 block of 70th Street in Darien, was arrested around 9:50 p.m. on the block where he lives, police said.

Neighbors called police after Bindgen almost drove his car into a man walking his dog while playing loud music from his car, the report said.

When police arrived, Bindgen was driving down the middle of the road with his hatchback open, still blasting music, the report said. He stopped his car in the road after passing the marked police car and then turned into his driveway, police said.

Police said Bindgen spoke slowly, slurring his words, and smelled strongly of alcohol. He refused a Breathalyzer test.

Bindgen was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, illegal parking and failure to signal, and given a July 13 court date.

Driver’s alcohol levels nearly five times legal limit

Susan E. O’Boyle, 59, of the 100 block of Cass in Lemont, was arrested around 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of 83rd and Lemont, police said.

O’Boyle rear-ended a car at the intersection, police said. When police questioned her, they said she had to steady herself on her car. She slurred her speed and smelled strongly of alcohol, the report said.

Her blood alcohol levels were nearly five times the legal limit, according to a Breathalyzer test. She told police that she had a drinking problem.

O’Boyle was charged with two counts of DUI, operating an uninsured vehicle and improper lane usage. She was also cited for her role in the car accident. She was given a July 10 court date.

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