Police searching for the driver who crashed into a First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre sign over the weekend arrested a Frankfort man after his car collided with a pickup truck on Oak Park Avenue.
Roy C. Breedlove, 64, of the 7700 block of West Steger Road, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash and failing to slow down to avoid a crash, according to a Tinley Park police report.
Cops were looking for a possibly drunken driver who had struck the "Enter" sign of the amphitheatre in the early evening on Sept. 20, the report states. A witness told police a silver Dodge Intrepid with an older male driver struck the sign and then backed into it. His car was last seen southbound on Oak Park Avenue.
Tinley Park police caught up with the Dodge at about 5:53 p.m. when it crashed into the back of a 1999 Ford Ranger near the intersection of Oak Park and Harlem avenues, the report states.
An officer tried speaking with Breedlove, who seemed confused as he sat in the driver's seat of the Dodge, the report states. He spoke slowly and told police he had suffered a medical condition months ago. Breedlove tried to stand and lit a cigarette while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
While waiting, Breedlove told police he drank two "vodka and ginger ale" drinks earlier that day, the report states. An officer wasn't able to smell any trace of alcohol because of the wind. He was able to smell alcohol when he went into the ambulance to speak with Breedlove again.
Breedlove was arrested and taken to South Suburban Hospital to get samples of his blood and urine, the report states. More charges could come, pending tests results on the samples.Police report information is provided by the Tinley Park Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.