DUI Roundup Includes Cannabis, Aggravated Driving Arrests
The following information was supplied by the area police departments. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Here's a roundup of driving-under-the-influence arrests from the Geneva and St. Charles police departments.
DUI—Geneva police arrested Thomasz Krynski, 43, of Geneva on charges of driving under the influence and driving without lights when required around 10:27 p.m. Feb. 15 after a traffic stop in the 200 block of Fulton Street, reports said.
DUI—Geneva police arrested Richard Doty, 39, of South Elgin on charges of driving under the influence and speeding after a traffic stop around 1:45 a.m. Feb. 24 in the 300 block of North Randall Road, reports said. He has a court date of March 20 at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles.
DUI, Improper Lane Use—Joseph M. Albers, 26, of the 100 block of Prairie Street, Batavia, was charged at 2:52 a.m. March 4 in the 1600 block of West Main Street with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, and improper lane use. Police siad his blood-alcohol content was .175. He posted his driver’s license and was released on his own recognizance pending an April 4, 2013 court appearance.
DUI, Speeding—Sherri M. Westergaard, 52, of the 3S200 block of Briarwood Drive, Warrenville, was charged at 10:12 p.m. March 3 in the 00-99 block of Industrial Drive on charges of DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, improper lane use and speeding, 50 in a 35 mph zone. She posted her driver’s license and was released on her own recognizance pending a March 21, 2013 court appearance.
DUI—Joseph Messina, 38, of the 2200 block of Camden Lane, Hanover Park, was charged at 6:03 p.m. March 3 on the 1500 block of West Main Street with DUI. He was released on his own recognizance pending a March 21, 2013 court appearance.
DUI, Failure to Yield—Krusten Lynn Real, 27, of the 400 block of South 19th Street, was charged at 1:46 a.m. March 3 at State and North 4th Street with DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, and failure to yield. Police said her blood-alcohol content was .202. She posted her driver’s license and $300 cash bond and was released pending an April 11, 2013 court appearance.
DUI, Cannabis Possession—Andrew Steven Harrison, 30, of the 1700 block of Covington Court, was charged at 12:46 a.m. March 3 in the 1700 block of Covington Court with DUI, and cannabis possession. He was released on bond pending a court appearance.
Aggravated DUI, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident—Frederick H. Rost, 47, of the 00-99 block of South Roseland Avenue, Aurora, was charged at 7:57 p.m. March 1 in the 100 block of South 3rd Street with aggravated DUI, two counts of aggravated DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and driving without lights.
Police were called to an accident in the 300 block of South 3rd Street that was reported by an officer on his way to work. The officer said he thought Rost’s vehicle was about to rear-end him at a stoplight when the vehicle suddenly swerved and struck a parked car.
The responding on-duty officer arrived to find Rost taking a drink from a bottle of Colgate mouthwash and instructed him to spit it out. Police said his blood-alcohol content was .177, and that the two counts of aggravated DUI were related to prior convictions, including driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was transported to the Kane County Jail to await a court appearance.
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