Cocky Driver Refuses Breath Test: 'I'll Blow That Machine Off the Table'

A 45-year-old Tinley Park man facing a DUI charge Feb 10 bragged to officers that 'I know guys you work with, and this will be gone in the morning.'

Scott E. Willis, 45, of the 7700 block of W. 163rd Place, was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane use, following a traffic stop Feb. 10 in the 7100 block of W. 171st Street, according to a Tinley Park Police report.

Officers stopped Willis after seeing the SUV he was driving strike a curb twice while driving, according to the report.

During the stop, officers noted Willis had an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Willis told officers he "had about five or six beers and was at home boozing," by himself before the stop. Willis failed field sobriety tests, according to the report.

Willis was taken into custody and transported to the Tinley Park police station. While being taken to the station, Willis told officers, "I know guys you work with, and this will be gone in the morning," according to the report.

At the station, Willis told officers he wouldn't provide a breath sample because he would, "blow that machine off the table," according to the report.

Willis was cited and released, pending a court date.

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