Blotter: Chicago man arrested after driving car into a tree

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

A Chicago man was arrested in connection with driving while under the influence on Thursday morning in south Evanston.

After the 44-year-old struck an oak tree, the vehicle came to rest against a building on Sheridan Road near South Boulevard, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man had multiple injuries — none of which were life-threatening — and no one was in the car with him.

The man was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital and was charged with driving while under the influence, a misdemeanor, Dugan said. He was also given four tickets.

The man will appear in court in Skokie on June 27.

Evanston man arrested in connection with public intoxication, yelling

An Evanston resident was arrested Wednesday night in connection with public intoxication and yelling in downtown Evanston.

The man tried to enter The Celtic Knot in the 600 block of Church Street, Dugan said. Staff refused him service because he was already intoxicated.

Dugan said the man remained outside on the sidewalk, but continued yelling derogatory terms at the bartender inside. When officers tried to speak with him, he continued to yell and refused to leave.

He was charged with public intoxication and yelling between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

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