On June 26, 2018 at approximately 8:21 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a reckless driver on Route 17 eastbound at 5500 E. Road in Kankakee County. A Kankakee County Deputy observed the vehicle traveling all over the roadway. The vehicle was stopped and the trooper spoke with the driver, Richard Coatney. Coatney showed signs of alcohol impairment. Coatney was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Coatney was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and expired driver’s license.
On June 27, 2018 at approximately 9:37 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit, swerving all over the roadway, fail to yield to a stranded vehicle on the shoulder, and fail to signal when required. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Rachel Harms. Harms showed signs of alcohol impairment. Harms was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Harms was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Harms was also issued citations for improper lane usage, speeding, improper passing of a stranded vehicle, failure to signal when changing lanes, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle