Two DUI Arrests: One Driver Charged with Battery, Felony Criminal Damage; Another Was Wrong-Way Driver

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Arlington Heights police arrested a DUI driver just after 3:00 a.m. near the intersection of East Algonquin Road and Cedar Glen Drive. Police stopped a female driver in the Public Storage lot after she was observed swerving. She had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and a Portable Breathalyzer Test device was requested at the scene. Stacey M. Simerly, 28, of Gurnee was arrested and charged with DUI, but after she was handcuffed, she managed to kick and dislodge the rear driver side window of the police car while screaming at police.

Simerly was transported to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters, and at police headquarters she struck an officer in the face with her fist, but the officer was not injured. The driver’s silver Nissan Altima was towed to a police holding area

Stacey M. Simerly was charged with driving under the influence, improper lane usage, failure to signal, misdemeanor battery, and felony criminal damage to government property.

Next, Arlington Heights police responded about 3:05 a.m. Sunday to a report of a fight at the Speedway gas station at Arlington Heights Road and Palatine Road. Police received a report that a group of males were beating up one male, who was on the ground. The victim’s car was reported to be a silver vehicle. Police arrived within three minutes, but nothing was happening at the Speedway. While clearing the scene at Speedway, police saw a wrongway driver on Palatine Road directly in front of Walgreens about 3:11 a.m. An adult female driver was arrested DUI and transported in custody to Arlington Heights Police Department Headquarters. The driver’s black Mazda was towed to a police holding area.

Also on the south side, police received a report about 3:07 a.m. Sunday a man was found passed out in the 1100 block of South Old Wilke Road. Police received a report that the man was passed out near the condo building on the parking lot side. He was described as a male/Hispanic with black hair, wearing a black shirt and gray pants. The man was found apparently highly intoxicated, and police called for firefighter/paramedics to respond to the scene.

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