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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Sharrie L. Smith, 45, of Kankakee; Arthur P. Coleman, 40, of Sun River Terrace; Tavaras Smith, 37, of Kankakee all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; and Edward E. Colon, 26, of Chicago for Possession of Cannabis Over 30 Grams. 
 
On April 6, 2018 at approximately 8:46 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of I-57 southbound at milepost 317.  The trooper approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Sharrie Smith.  Smith showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Smith was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol.   
 
On April 7, 2018 at approximately 12:21 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a traveling above the posted speed limit and swerving all over the roadway on Route 17 at Heiland Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Arthur Coleman.  Coleman showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Coleman was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Coleman was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, illegal transportation of alcohol, and improper lane usage. 
 
On April 7, 2018 at approximately 1:34 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle serving all over the roadway, fail to stop at a stop sign, and fail to use their turn signal when turning on Route 17 at Eastridge Ave.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Tavaras Smith.  Smith showed signs alcohol impairment.  Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Smith was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control device, failure to signal when turning, illegal transportation of 
alcohol, failure to secure new registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while license revoked. 
 
 
On April 8, 2018 at approximately 1:34 A.M. an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with no headlights activated on Route 50 at Mulligan Drive.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Edward Colon.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 139 grams of cannabis.  Colon was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Colon was charged with Possession of Cannabis Over 30 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Colon was also issued citations for improper lighting, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with expired license plates, and failure to secure new registration.   
 
 

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