The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Police responded to a cell phone complaint of a possible impaired driver on Route 41 at 10:17 p.m. Saturday, July 26. An officer followed the vehicle and observed it swerve over lane markers several times. The officer stopped Abelardo De La Garza, 52, of 621 Wesley Road, Glenview, at Old Elm Road and found open alcohol in his car. De La Garza failed field sobriety testing and was taken into custody. He was charged with improper lane usage, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol. De La Garza is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 22.
Police responded to a cell phone complaint of a black pickup truck weaving from lane to lane and driving erratically at 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, on northbound Route 41 just north of Route 176. An officer followed the pickup for a short distance and observed the driver weaving between lanes, police said. The officer stopped Encarnacion Mora, 26, of 3329 Dixie Ave., Park City. He failed field sobriety tests and was charged with improper lane usage and driving under the influence of alcohol. When police stopped Mora, a Cadillac Escalade pulled over onto the shoulder of the road a few car lengths in front of the pickup. The officer went to the Cadillac to talk with the driver and, during questioning, discovered he had open alcohol in the vehicle and refused to take a field sobriety test. Police charged Nicolas Mora, 28, of 2723 Westwood Drive, Waukegan, with driving under the influence of alcohol and transportation of open alcohol. Both are scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 22.Tags: Police Blotter