RIVERSIDE, IL — A recurring drunken driver’s automotive ended up Thursday close to the entrance door of a home in Riverside after an officer tried to cease him, police stated.
About 1 a.m., a Riverside officer clocked a 2017 Nissan rushing 66 mph in a 35 mph zone southbound on First Avenue, in keeping with a police information launch.
When the officer tried to drag over the automotive, the driving force headed west on Ridgewood Highway and drove over the curb onto personal property, by the driveway, over the sidewalk and into grass, police stated. He got here to a cease on the entrance door.
The driving force was recognized as Charles O. Fenner, 32, of Chicago. A can of Modelo beer was present in his automotive, police stated.
When requested for his license, Fenner stated he didn’t have one as a result of it was revoked. An officer checked Fenner’s driver’s license standing and located it to be revoked for a number of DUI convictions, police stated.
When he was on the police station, Fenner’s breath take a look at confirmed a blood-alcohol content material of .23, which is about thrice the authorized restrict, in keeping with the information launch. His earlier felony aggravated DUI convictions had been in 2012, 2013 and 2015, police stated.
In addition to DUIs, Fenner’s felony historical past of 21 arrests contains offenses akin to playing, felony trespass, reckless conduct and medicines, police stated.
On Thursday, Fenner was charged with felony DUI, felony driving with a revoked license, aggravated rushing, driving an uninsured motorized vehicle and improper transportation of alcohol.
Within the information launch, Police Chief Tom Weitzel stated the police division would attempt to seize Fenner’s automotive.
“If we’re awarded the car in court docket, we are going to promote the car and use the earnings to combat impaired driving,” Weitzel stated. “If Mr. Fenner had saved driving, he would have pushed instantly by the entrance door of a Ridgewood Highway residence.”
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