ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Michael F.
Dolan, 53, of New Lenox for DUI; Kenneth J. Blazek, 83, of Hickory Hills for Aggravated
Battery to a Peace Officer; and Gerardo D. Zavala, 36, of Kankakee for DUI Drugs.
On September 28, 2019 at approximately 6:22 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the
roadway on I-57 northbound at milepost 312. The trooper stopped the vehicle and
spoke with the driver, Michael Dolan. Dolan showed signs of alcohol impairment.
Dolan was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for
processing. Dolan was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued
a citation for improper lane usage.
On September 29, 2019 at approximately 12:25 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was
investigating a crash on Route 50 at 6000N Road in Kankakee County. While
investigating the crash, another vehicle approached the scene traveling northbound on
Route 50. The vehicle drove around the barricades and signs stating that the road was
closed. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle and explain to the driver, Kenneth
Blazek, that the roadway was closed. Blazek continued to drive his vehicle northbound.
The trooper attempted to get out of the way, but was struck by the vehicle. The trooper
did not sustain any injuries from being struck. Blazek drove another 10 yard before
stopping. Once stopped, the trooper placed Blazek under arrest. Blazek was
transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing. Blazek was charged with
Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer and Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer.
Blazek was also issued a citation for disobeying a police officer.