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 On October 17, 2018 at approximately 11:08 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on I-57 southbound at milepost 323 in Kankakee County.  The driver, Andres Lewis, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with Lewis.  Lewis showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Lewis was discharged from the hospital, placed under arrest, and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Lewis was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer.  Lewis was also issued citations for illegal stopping/parking on the roadway, driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and illegal transportation of alcohol. 
 
On October 19, 2018 at approximately 5:03 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 17 at 14500 E. Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Timothy Young.  Young showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Young was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Young was also issued citations for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.      
 
On October 19, 2018 at approximately 10:39 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with no break lights activated on Maple at Elm Street.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and the driver, Steve Houston, fled the scene.  Houston was located and placed under arrest without incident.  Houston was transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Houston was charged with Obstructing a Police Officer and issued citations for driving while license 
suspended, no valid driver’s license, improper use of registration, operating a vehicle with expired registration, improper lane usage, failure to signal when required, no break lights, failure to wear a seat belt, illegal transportation of alcohol, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. 
 
 

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