Police: drunk woman found asleep at the wheel, tried to flee arrest

Lake Forest police car  | FILE PHOTO
Lake Forest police car | FILE PHOTO

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Lake Forest Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

LAKE FOREST

DUI

Francesca Prideaux, 56, 1503 North Ave., Waukegan, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest following a traffic stop at 9:31 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, on Westminster Road at Lake Road. An officer located a vehicle stopped on Westminster with Prideaux asleep at the wheel. When awakened, she admitted to drinking and that she had gotten lost driving from Highwood to Waukegan. When the officers place Prideaux under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, she refused to be handcuffed and attempted to break away from the officers, resulting in the resisting arrest charge. She is scheduled to appear in court on July 25.

LEAVING SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

Hector Nunez, 22, 6841 W. Addison St., Chicago, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, disobeying a traffic control device and driving while license suspended following a hit-and-run accident in which a minivan struck a 14-year-old bicyclist on Westleigh Road at Green Bay Road at 12:43 p.m. on Monday, June 9. An officer located and stopped Nunez after responding to report of a hit-and-run accident. The bicyclist was not injured. Nunez was scheduled to appear in court on July 1.

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