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On December 22, 2018 at approximately 6:45 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 1 at Route 17 in Kankakee County.  The trooper was informed that the at fault vehicle did not stop.  An Officer from Bradley PD located and stopped the vehicle.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Kendall Kupferer.  Kupferer showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Kupferer was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Kupferer was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and leaving the scene of a property damage crash. 
 
On December 23, 2018 at approximately 1:31 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 114 at 13250 E Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene but was unable to locate the driver.  The trooper located the driver, Jeremiah Garner, at a nearby bar.  Garner showed signs of drug impairment.  Garner was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail.  Due to Garner’s drug use, he was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.  Garner was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and issued citations for driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, driving with expired license plates, and leaving the scene of a property damage crash.  
 
On December 23, 2018 at approximately 1:08 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (112 mph in a 55 mph zone) on Route 17 at 5000E Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Kody Lareau.  Lareau showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Lareau was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County 
Jail for processing.  Lareau was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lighting. 
 
On December 25, 2018 at approximately 2:55 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a reckless driver on I-57 southbound in Iroquois County.  The trooper caught up to the vehicle on I-57 southbound at milepost 292.  The trooper observed the vehicle traveling all over the roadway.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Phillip Gray.  Gray showed signs of drug impairment.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 1.9 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.  Gray was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Gray was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Gray was also issued citations for improper lane usage and possession of drug paraphernalia.   
 
On December 29, 2018 at approximately 12:20 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle speeding and traveling all over the roadway on Route 50 at 6000 N Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Rudy Bauer.  Bauer showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Bauer was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Bauer was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and failure to signal when changing lanes. 
 
On December 29, 2018 at approximately 1:32 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 1/17 at 500N Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Julius E. Burkes.  Burkes showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Due to injuries sustained from the crash, Burkes was transported to Riverside Hospital.  Burkes was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On December 29, 2018 at approximately 3:38 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle speeding and traveling all over the roadway on Schuyler Ave. and South Tec Dr.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Chasity Lee.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed cannabis.  Lee was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Lee was charged with Possession of Cannabis More than 100 Grams but less than 500 Grams.  Lee was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and expired registration. 
 
On January 1, 2019 at approximately 4:40 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch on Route 24 at 300E in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Nicholas Dohman.  Dohman showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Dohman was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Dohman was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage, driving while license suspended, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
On January 2, 2019 at approximately 12:33 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of Route 17 at 4000E.  The trooper approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Terrence 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 a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
 
 
 
 

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