Blotter: Evanston man charged with DUI while driving to liquor store

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

A 68-year-old Evanston man was arrested Monday afternoon for driving under the influence after the alcohol levels in his bloodstream registered two times over the legal limit, according to an Evanston Police Department tweet.

The man received seven citations around 4 p.m., including two DUIs, a seatbelt violation, improper lane usage and three traffic tickets for failing to signal, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

The man was driving westbound on Davis Street and was observed not wearing a seatbelt by an officer at a nearby intersection. The man, who appeared to be impaired, stopped his vehicle outside of Evanston 1st Liquors on Davis.

When asked if he had been drinking, the man initially said he had not, then admitted to having a drink after work.

EPD is currently participating in an initiative between May 18-29, enforcing a zero tolerance policy for seat belt violations.

$25 worth of quarters stolen from vehicle

A 24-year-old Evanston woman reported that her car had been burglarized sometime between May 17 at 11:30 a.m. and May 20 at 7:30 a.m.

The woman reported that between those dates, an unknown person had entered her vehicle on the 600 block of Hinman Avenue and removed approximately $25 worth of quarters, Glew said.

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