Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DUI Before a DUI Hearing

  • Just hours before he was scheduled to appear in court for a DUI-related offense, a motorist was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Tuesday on the South Side, police said.

    John Jackson, 62, was behind the wheel of a vehicle going south on Halsted when police saw him without any headlights and pulled him over at 12:44 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Halsted Avenue, according to a police report. An officer noticed he appeared to be drunk and he did not have a valid license or proof of insurance.

    “I’m suspended,’’ Jackson allegedly said to officers as they tried to steady him as he exited the vehicle from the passenger side. When an officer asked him if he’d had anything to drink, he allegedly said: “I had a little, I’m not drunk. I’m suspended for a DUI, I go to court tomorrow,’’ the report said.

Felony Aggravated DUI - so at least we know he made it to court on time. Just not to Traffic Court.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its the same old repeat offenders that keep getting a slap on the wrist in traffic court. With the current heavy liberal traffic court judges what do u expect!

3/23/2011 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard when this guy got to the station he claimed he was Daleys nephew and they RWOC'd him per felony review.

3/23/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Toorop said...

This is just sad. Hopefully he will no longer be driving any vehicles for a long long time.

3/23/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the arresting officers did the right thing, arrested him and got him off the street before his 'rolling time bomb' got any closer to the 006th District station, located a little further south on Halsted st., where he could have easily rolled right into a squad car.

3/23/2011 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"sheeeet, I be respendicated"

3/23/2011 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its ok , mang. NO licensesia.

3/23/2011 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully, CPD Officers remember using the Officer Michael Gordon Law. If Unlicensed, no Insurance and DUI, the person is arrested for a class 4 Felony. Michael Gordon is the CPD Officer killed in the line of duty by an intoxicated driver on 8/8/04 and this change in the law made in his name after a fight for the law change by members of his family and the Riverside Police Dept.

3/23/2011 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

dude splashes the sauce on his redhots every morning, he brushes his teeth with hennessy, and rides around with a half dog in the car like it is a bottle of water--- when you get a check from the man once a month and have no responsibilities it is easy to just ride around boozing it up all day long--- america is a great country if you are a low life drunk and stupid illiterate piece of shit, it pays dividends....

3/23/2011 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ok, they do absoultely NOTHING in traffic court. He could have kilt someone and be walking free on an Ibond.

3/23/2011 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully, CPD Officers remember using the Officer Michael Gordon Law. If Unlicensed, no Insurance and DUI, the person is arrested for a class 4 Felony. Michael Gordon is the CPD Officer killed in the line of duty by an intoxicated driver on 8/8/04 and this change in the law made in his name after a fight for the law change by members of his family and the Riverside Police Dept.

3/23/2011 08:30:00 AM

If they need an approval by felony review for this class 4 felony charge I would beg to differ and say that the guy walks free because FR are total idiots and would put you on hold forever or "get back to you" after they confer with their supervisor who is as equally dumb or dumber.

3/23/2011 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a regular DUI writer, I would be willing to guarantee that Felony Review approved this as an Aggravated DUI, regardless of whether or not the arrestee submitted to a breath exam.

3/24/2011 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's funny.

We used to go to the bar after midnights and before traffic court and pop a few screwdrivers.

Ah, I miss the good old days.

3/24/2011 03:18:00 PM  

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