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On December 20, 2019 at approximately 1:19 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway at a high rate of speed on I-57 southbound at milepost 314. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Nicholas Saldana. Saldana showed signs of drug impairment. Saldana was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Saldana was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and issued citations for improper lane usage, speeding, and driving while license suspended.

On December 21, 2019 at approximately 12:52 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on I-57 southbound at milepost 312 in Kankakee County. The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Justin Scovil. Scovil showed signs of alcohol impairment. Scovil was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Scovil was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and texting while driving.

On December 21, 2019 at approximately 8:46 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Sandbar Road at Route 17 in Kankakee County. The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Denis Mbuthia. Mbuthia showed signs of alcohol impairment. Mbutha was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Mbutha was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving while license suspended.

On December 25, 2019 at approximately 4:59 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on I-57 northbound at milepost 307. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Anel Hernandez. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a stolen firearm. Hernandez was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Hernandez was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Hernandez was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving while license suspended.

On December 26, 2019 at approximately 10:40 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on I-57 northbound at milepost 312 in Kankakee County. The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Mark Stahr. Stahr showed signs of alcohol impairment. Stahr was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Stahr was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Stahr was also issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

On December 28, 2019 at approximately 1:45 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 northbound at milepost 302. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Joe Riley. Riley showed signs of drug impairment. Riley was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing. Riley was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and issued citations for improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

On December 31, 2019 at approximately 4:20 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch on I-57 northbound at milepost 293 in Iroquois County. The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, David Erwin. Erwin showed signs of drug impairment. Erwin was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing. Erwin was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and issued a citation for improper lane usage.

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 12:19 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling 106 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-57 southbound at milepost 291. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Katherine Gutierrez-Hidalgo. Gutierrez-Hidalgo was issued citations for speeding 35+ over the speed limit and possession of open alcohol.

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