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Police prevent Chicago car crash – pull over sleeping DUI driver going 5 mph

A potentially deadly Illinois auto accident was avoided by Chicago police officers when they stopped a sleeping DUI driver early Wednesday morning at the intersection of Cermak Road and Marshall Blvd., this according to the Chicago Breaking News Center.

Police had been notified of a slow moving vehicle by another motorist in the area. Officers responded and found a red 2000 Oldsmobile Alero going around 5 mph in the center of the road. They approached the vehicle on foot and were able to stop it.

When police tried to talk to the driver they realized his eyes were closed. They woke him up and immediately saw signs of intoxication. The DUI driver admitted that he was out celebrating a recent divorce. The motorist was charged with aggravated DUI, no valid driver’s license, driving under the influence, no seatbelt, driving left of center and driving too slow for conditions.


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