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On July 20, 2019 at approximately 1:40 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle on the shoulder of I-57 northbound at milepost 321.  The trooper arrived and spoke with the driver, David Laiva-Mejia.  Laiva-Mejia showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Laiva-Mejia was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Laiva-Mejia was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, operating and uninsured motor vehicle, and illegal transportation of alcohol.   
 
On July 20, 2019 at approximately 7:31 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway on I-57 southbound at mile post 292.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Alan Estrada.  Estrada showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Estrada was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Estrada was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.  
 
On July 21, 2019 at approximately 12:34 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Michael Lee.  It was discovered that Lee was attempting to use a fraudulent driver’s license and was wanted on a warrant out of Missouri.  A search of the vehicle revealed a second fraudulent driver’s license.  Lee was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Lee was charged with Obstructing Identification and Wanted on Warrant.  Lee was also issued citations for improper lane usage, driving while license suspended, and possession of fraudulent driver’s license.   
 

 
 
On July 21, 2019 at approximately 6:03 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle on the shoulder of I-57 southbound at milepost 323.  The trooper approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jani Miller.  Miller showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Miller was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Miller was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On July 21, 2019 at approximately 4:08 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle fire on I-57 southbound at milepost 283.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Nathan Rubio.   A subsequent search Rubio’s property revealed 928.25 grams of cannabis and drug paraphilia.  Rubio was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing. Rubio was charged with Possession of Cannabis More Than 500 Grams But Less Than 2,000 Grams and Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis More Than 500 Grams But Less Than 2,000 Grams.

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