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South Suburban DUI Arrests, April 22

Accused drunken drivers flip trucks, cry in court, get slapped with five dozen felony charges and seek "payback" for Trayvon Martin. All in a night's work for a Southland patrol cop.

April 15: Joseph Schadt, 33, of the 9200 block of Massasoit Avenue in Oak Lawn, was charged with driving under the influence. He was stopped at 3:32 a.m. for speeding and failed a field sobriety tests and a breath test, police said.

April 15: Ralph Wojcik, 37, of the 7400 block of 162nd Street in Tinley Park, was charged with driving under the influence and operating an uninsured vehicle. He was stopped at 2:19 a.m. and officers noticed the smell of alcohol and his bloodshot and glassy eyes, police said. He failed all field sobriety tests, police said.

April 14: Kyle Roderick, 24, of the 13300 block of 108th Avenue in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence and operation of an uninsured vehicle. He was stopped at 2:07 a.m. and officers detected a strong smell of alcohol, police said. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, police said.

April 13: Sammy Najib, 25, of the 11700 block of 83rd Avenue in Palos Park, was charged with driving under the influence. He was stopped for speeding at 2:37 a.m. and failed both field sobriety tests and a breath test, police said.

April 13: Joel Vasquez, 21, of the 4700 block of 130th Street in Alsip, was charged with driving under the influence. He was stopped at about 12:20 a.m. and failed a breath test, police said.

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April 14: Sean P. Seerup, 21, of the 17500 block of 70th Avenue in Tinley Park, was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane use after a traffic stop near the intersection of Locust and Nebraska streets. Seerup's next court date is May 4.

April 12: Carol A. Michalowski, 52, of the 24300 block of South Armagh Court, driving under the influence and driving without headlights after a traffic stop near the intersection of Center and Corsair roads. Michalowski's next court date is May 3.

April 12: Sarah J. Eberhart, 34, of the 9400 block of West Steger Road, was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane use and not driving in the right lane after a traffic stop near the intersection of Maple and Nebraska streets. Eberhart's next court date is May 1.

April 9: Michael J. Parker, 47, of the 300 block of Tullamore Terrace in Matteson, was charged with driving under the influence, driving the wrong way on a divided highway, improper lane use, driving with an expired license and driving without insurance after a traffic stop near the intersection of South Harlem Avenue and West Hickory Creek Drive.

April 4: Police pulled over a car after seeing it speeding and weaving back and forth near 143rd Street and Harlem Avenue around 11:50 p.m. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and he failed field sobriety tests, according to the report. Peter J. Maschek, 28, of the 8800 block of Prestwick Lane in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and improper lane use.

April 2: Police pulled over a car after seeing it make a wide turn onto LaGrange Road and cross the center line near 135th Street around midnight. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol, he failed field sobriety tests and was tested for alcohol with a Breathalyzer, police said. Edgar M. Pico-Zamudio, 38, of the 3500 block of South Oakley Street in Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08, driving without a valid license, improper lane use, improper turning and driving an uninsured vehicle.

March 29: Police were called about a drunk man driving away from Buffalo Wild Wings and turning north on LaGrange Road around 11:10 p.m. The officer saw the car described driving north and cutting into the southbound lanes on LaGrange, driving toward to squad car, according to the report. The driver’s breath smelled like alcohol and he failed field sobriety tests, police said. The officer later found a marijuana pipe and grinder in the car, according to the report. Juan A. Zavala, 21, of the 9200 block of Austin Avenue in Oak Lawn, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08, driving in the wrong lane and improper lane use. He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Passenger Daniel I. Judeh, 20, of the 9300 block of Austin Avenue in Oak Lawn, was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor.

April 15: Mitchell D. Cunningham, 17, of the 21000 block of Tall Grass Drive in Mokena was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol. Police said they received a description of a white Hummer driving recklessly over a lawn in the 11500 block of Abbey Road around 5 a.m. and caught up with the driver as he went running into his home. Cunningham later failed a Breathalyzer, according to the report. The property owner whose lawn was used as a detour refused to press charges for criminal damage.

April 9: Kurt M. Bell, 42, of the 11600 block of Central Park Avenue in Chicago was charged with driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed to avoid accident and issued traffic citations. Police said Bell rear-ended another car near 191st Street and LaGrange Road around 7 p.m. and then failed certain field sobriety tests while refusing to take others. He also refused to take a Breathalyzer, according to the report.

April 19: Daniel Wilson, 28, of the 100 block of Pottawatomie Lane in New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police were called to the McDonald's in Route 30 in response to Wilson's driving. He was given a ticket and released.

April 10: Brian J. Mohan Jr., 22, of the 700 block of South Cooper Road in New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, improper lane usage and driving without insurance. Police said Mohan was talking on his cell phone while driving and lost control of his car, hitting a parked trailer in the 100 block of Laura Lane. 

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