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10 Good Reasons Not to Drink and Drive: DUI Roundup

DUI Roundup information was supplied by area police departments during the week prior to Jan. 24, 2013. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

By Rick Nagel

A recent Huffington Post story explains “9 Ways A DUI Will Destroy Your Career.” You don’t need a law degree to figure out what they are, but let’s review, shall we?

(1) Your licenses could be suspended. Hard to make a living these days — or any days in the last century, really — without a driver’s license.

(2) You could lose your job. A lot of workplaces will let you go if you get a DUI. Might be good to check if your employer is one of them.

(3) Your insurance can be revoked. Or you can get hit with significantly higher rates.

(4) You could get put in a diversion program. Which could save your license but get you sacked anyway.

(5) You could lose your professional license. Lawyers, nurses, doctors and plumbers (we’re not making this up) beware.

(6) You would miss a lot of work. Court appearances, mandatory treatment — you get the idea.

(7) You could be in trouble if you change jobs. DUI will appear in public records.

(8) You might be edged out of going to school, or back to school. Financial aid will ask if you’ve got convictions.

(9) You could lose a commercial driver’s license. Hey, maybe you’d like to drive a limo someday. Can’t if you’ve got a DUI.

Yes, some of this is simplistic, but it’s probably safe to say you don’t want to hit good old reason No. 10: Your name appears in the Patch DUI Roundup ...



BATAVIA


JAN. 16: Batavia police arrested Mark Dowdell, 45, of Batavia on charges of aggravated driving under the influence with a suspended or revoked license, DUI, operating an uninsured vehicle, driving while license suspended and driving with an obstructed windshield in the 300 block of First Street,  according to a report at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 16. He was transported to the Kane County Jail, where he was awaiting bond call at the time of the report.


DARIEN


DEC. 29: Juan Garcia, 38, of the 2600 block of West 21st, Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 1400 block of Plainfield Road. Garcia was processed and taken to DuPage County jail to await a bond hearing.


DOWNERS GROVE


JAN. 19: Joshua Hereau, of the 10s400 block of Dunham Road in Downers Grove, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage, after a stop in the 7400 block of Lemont Road. He was issued a Feb. 26 court date at the Wheaton courthouse.

JAN. 15:

  • Zenda Perez, of the 500 block of Brookside in Westmont, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, BAC greater than .08, failure to reduce speed and use of cell phone after a traffic stop at 55th and Fairview. She was issued a Feb. 26 court date at the Wheaton Courthouse.

  • Maya Iyer, of the 300 block of Quincy Court in Schaumburg, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, BAC greater than .08, driving the wrong way, and driving in the wrong lane after a traffic stop at Main and Rogers. She was given a Feb. 19 court date at the Wheaton courthouse.


JAN. 10: Saul Pellot Vendrell, of the 300 block of Cass Street in Westmont, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and obstructing identification, following a traffic stop in the 200 block of 2nd Street. He was issued a Feb. 5 court date at the Wheaton courthouse.


ELMHURST


JAN. 18:

  • Ruben Ibarra, 23, 1711 N. 21st St., Melrose Park, was arrested and charged with DUI and driving without a license after police pulled over his gold Pontiac Grand Am for improper lane use at North and Walnut at 2:39 a.m. He was released on bond.

  • Kenneth R. Fletcher, 34, 5452 Gingeridge Lane, Rockford, was arrested and charged with DUI and fleeing and eluding after police pulled over his gray Honda Accord for speeding at Spring and Van Buren at 4:17 a.m. Police said he refused to stop and continued to his parents' house. He was released on bond.

  • Donna E. Holden, 52, 915 Babcock, Addison, was arrested and charged with DUI, driving without insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after her Chevrolet Malibu ran off the road at 257 N. Route 83 at 5:13 p.m. Police said she was in possession of a crack pipe.


JAN. 17: Joseph Carr, 23, 332 N. Highview, Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with DUI and driving without insurance after police pulled over his black Nissan Sentra for expired registration at North and York at 12:58 a.m. He was released on bond.

JAN. 14: Marvin Deleon, 29, 1034 E. Division Apt. A, Lombard, was arrested and charged with DUI and driving without a license after police pulled over his red Mercury Cougar for improper lane use at North Avenue and Route 83 at 1:01 a.m. He was released on bond.

JAN. 12:

  • Rafael Gomez, 50, 567 S. Main, Lombard, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police pulled over his tan Jeep Liberty for improper lane use at Route 83 and the Union Pacific Railroad at 2:13 a.m. He was released on bond.

  • Nicole T. Martinez, 39, 330 E. Elm St., Villa Park, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and DUI after police pulled over her silver Chrysler 300 for failure to yield at North and Villa at 4:25 p.m. Police said they found a plastic baggie containing suspect cocaine in a jacket in the back seat of the vehicle. She was taken to DuPage County Jail.


GENEVA


JAN. 12: Geneva police arrested Glenn Holmes, 45, of Batavia on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or more, making an unsafe lane change and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle around 1:13 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, on Kirk Road near Douglas Road, reports said. Holmes has a court date of Feb. 12 at the Kane Count Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles.


WHEATON


JAN. 19: Melissa M. Monno, 31, of the 3S600 block of Warren Avenue, Warrenville, was arrested at 1:40 a.m. at Butterfield Road and Rockwell Street on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. She posted bond and was released.

JAN. 18:

  • Joshua D. Butterfield, 25, of the 1900 block of Chase Street, Aurora, was arrested at 11:56 p.m. at Naperville and Butterfield roads on a charge of DUI. He posted bond and was released.

  • Kevin R. Murphy, 18, of the 23W300 block of St. James, Glen Ellyn, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. at Butterfield and South Lambert roads on charges of DUI, and possession of cannabis. He posted bond and was released.

  • Timothy D. Dutton, 39, of the 600 block of Wesley Street, Wheaton, was arrested at 1:21 a.m. at Roosevelt Road and South Wheaton Avenue on a charge of DUI. He posted bond and was released.

JAN. 16: Cynthia B. Barnes, 51, of the 2S300 block of Seneca Drive, Wheaton, was arrested at 12:41 a.m. at Butterfield Road and Cromwell Drive on a charge of DUI. She posted bond and was released.

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