RIVERSIDE, IL — A Broadview man accused of drunken driving in Riverside dropped the names of a politician and a purported Chicago police officer in his try to keep away from being arrested, police stated.
Ahkeen Henderson, 45, was arrested on prices of DUI, amongst others, about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. An officer noticed Henderson run a purple mild at Ogden Avenue and Gage Highway, going 51 mph in a 30 mph zone and weaving over lane markers, in accordance with a Riverside information launch.
When he was stopped, Henderson requested an officer if he might name the mayor of Broadview, so the mayor might vouch for him to not be arrested, the discharge stated. When that didn’t work, he requested the officer to name his brother-in-law, a Chicago police officer, police stated. The officer refused the requests.
Henderson then failed roadside sobriety checks, in accordance with the discharge. Whereas checking on Henderson’s driver’s license, police discovered it was revoked for DUI convictions in 2014 and 2018 and quite a few offenses for driving on a revoked license, police stated.
Henderson continued to try to have the arresting officer drop prices by asking him to name the Broadview mayor and his brother-in-law, in accordance with the discharge. Police stated they by no means verified whether or not Henderson’s brother-in-law was a Chicago police officer.
Felony DUI arrests have gotten a typical incidence currently, Police Chief Tom Weitzel stated within the information launch.
“Mr. Henderson might barely stand,” the chief stated. “He was stumbling and shedding his stability your complete time he was in police custody as his intoxication degree was extreme. There isn’t a query he was an excessive hazard to different motorists on the roadway.”