Police Blotter: Man charged with driving under the influence of marijuana

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

A man from Florida was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of marijuana in Evanston Wednesday night.

An officer pulled over the vehicle in the 200 block of South Boulevard after finding it was travelling at 48 mph in a 35 mph zone, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The officer smelled the odor of burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle and observed what he suspected to be cannabis on the driver’s pants.

The driver exhibited slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, Dugan said. After conducting a field sobriety test, the officer placed the driver under custody for driving under the influence.

After being brought to the police station, the driver was charged with possession of cannabis under 2.5 grams, driving under the influence and speeding.

Mark Kirk signs stolen from front yard

Officers are investigating the theft of two Mark Kirk signs from the front yard of a residence on Sheridan Road.

Officers arrived at the residence at about 8:20 p.m. after receiving a report from a 22-year-old man stating that the two signs were taken from his home earlier that day, Dugan said. He suspected the signs were taken between midnight and 4 a.m.

The signs were each valued at $25.

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