68-Year-Old Evanston Man Charged with DUI While Driving to Liquor Store

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

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

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

When he was asked if he had been drinking, the man at first 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.


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