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Blotter: Indiana man arrested in connection with DUI, 3 hit-and-run incidents

Daily file photo by Daniel Tian

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Ben Pope, Summer Editor

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A man from La Porte, Indiana, was arrested Monday night in south Evanston in connection with a DUI after striking three parked vehicles with his car, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The 70-year-old man ran into the three cars in the 500 block on South Boulevard and drove away, but police found him nearby, Dugan said. The man had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and was arrested after several field sobriety tests.

He was charged with three misdemeanors for leaving the scene of an accident and three citations for driving too fast for conditions in addition to the DUI, Dugan said.

Man arrested in connection with marijuana possession

A Chicago man was arrested on Sunday evening in south Evanston in connection with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, according to a news release.

Police approached a car in the 600 block of South Boulevard after they noticed the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the release. Upon searching the vehicle and the 22-year-old Chicago man, who was the passenger, they found 51 individual bags of marijuana — weighing a total of 45 grams — and a loaded handgun.

The passenger was charged with a felony possession and the driver, a 29-year-old Chicago man, was found to be violating his parole, according to the release. Charges related to the handgun are still yet to be determined.

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